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    Woodland loss revealed for HS2 phase two

    Ten woods across Staffordshire will bear the brunt of 10.5ha loss of ancient woodland as HS2 reveals compensatory efforts

  • Boris Johnson

    Johnson: EIA will be ‘our decision’

    Foreign secretary identifies environmental impact assessment as an area in which the UK ‘will be able to do our own thing’ following Britain’s exit from the EU

  • Close up of cargo ship in loading bay. Photograph: Don Victorio/123RF

    Biodiversity risk of major new port terminal

    Natural England and the Environment Agency have raised concerns over impacts on biodiversity, pollution and flooding resulting from a major new port terminal

  • Oil rig in the North Sea. Photograph: Trond-Runar-Solevaag

    SEPA bans oil rig towing over disposal concerns

    Three oil rigs set to be towed to India and Bangladesh for disposal have been ordered to remain in Cromarty Firth while SEPA investigates compliance with environmental rules

  • Edinburgh Castle. Photograph: Jan Kranendonk/123RF

    Also in the News: Scotland landmarks threatened

    Four stories in brief, including the climate threat to Scottish landmarks, £1.5bn for flood defences and soil biodiversity to be assessed

  • Field with trees and stream. Photograph: David Ronald Head/123RF

    25-year environment plan splits opinion

    The highly-anticipated 25-year environment plan has split opinion with some saying it ‘lacks teeth and urgency’ while others praise its scope and ambition

  • Flooded farmland and houses. Photograph: Steve Mann/123RF

    Floods take rising toll on English economy

    The record-breaking floods of 2015 to 2016 cost the economy £1.3-£1.9 billion, with business premises bearing the brunt, according to an analysis by the Environment Agency

  • Men taking water samples from river. Photograph: Prig Morisse/123RF

    DCLG publishes responses to EIA consultation

    Intervention by environmental and planning professionals was behind government u-turn on who will be responsible for ensuring the competence of those working on EIAs

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