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Enforcement undertakings have raised more than £11m for good causes since 2011, exclusive ENDS analysis reveals, but are they leading to better outcomes for business and nature?
The 2021-25 Water Industry National Environment Programme is the biggest scheme of environmental works yet to be undertaken by water companies. ENDS looks at the opportunities it will bring for consultancies
Redrow sustainability chief Nicola Johansen gives ENDS a housebuilder’s take on how DEFRA’s plans for biodiversity net gain will work in practice
With Tony Juniper poised to take the reins at Natural England, Rachel Salvidge asks what actions should feature on his to-do list
In 2016 Lichfield District Council introduced a policy requiring a 20% biodiversity net gain on developments. How has the approach worked out?
A look at the environment department’s growing workload in numbers
As the draft clauses of the Environment Bill make their way through the first stages of parliamentary scrutiny, concerns around the proposed green watchdog - the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) - have begun to crystallise
With pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment Bill under way, there are concerns its provisions introducing green principles would give the government a ‘get out of jail free card’. James Fair reports
Can adding carbon capture technology to Drax’s biomass plant enable it to become carbon-negative?
The majority of invasive species posing the greatest risk to the EU could come to the UK, according to a major Europe-wide research project. But which ones? Catherine Early reports
The saga of bromate pollution still underlying the St Leonards Court housing estate in St Albans 19 years after it was detected is a reminder of just how difficult cleaning up groundwater can be.
DEFRA’s nature compensation schemes could be worth £1.2bn a year, according to a report from the free market thinktank the IEA, but will wildlife profit or will others? Rachel Salvidge investigates
DEFRA’s softly-softly approach to reforming its system of abstractions from rivers and groundwater has brought comfort to industry and frustration to environmental NGOs in equal measure
Conservation covenants are back on the government’s policy agenda as a method for underpinning net gain. Here is everything you need to know about them...
More companies will have to report their energy use and carbon emissions when new rules designed to simplify the reporting process enter into force on 1 April
Richard Macrory: A recent legal case has highlighted the difficulty of challenging a decision of an expert regulator in a complex technical field
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