DEFRA is consulting on its plans to improve the water environment, which include getting tougher on abstractors, mandating drainage and wastewater plans and introducing a new charging methodology. Here’s what you need to know about the proposals
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
Natural England will reject any new requests to burn upland blanket bog from Monday, the nature regulator has announced
A planning inspector has overturned a Sussex council’s decision to refuse permission for a housing development, dismissing the local authority’s concerns that the air pollution arising from the additional vehicle trips generated by the project would adversely impact a special area of conservation
Natural England has created two new sites of special scientific interest specifically for fungi, bringing the total number of fungi-related designations to four.
The world’s insect species could go extinct “over the next few decades” if no action is taken, according to a worldwide scientific review
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
Tony Juniper, one of the UK’s foremost environmentalists, is environment secretary Michael Gove’s preferred candidate to lead Natural England, it has been announced today
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