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
Three conservationists, including Chris Packham, have set up an organisation to launch legal challenges against public bodies failing to protect wildlife and habitats across Great Britain
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
DEFRA’s programme of Brexit-related secondary legislation fails to include important EU measures for protecting habitats, the country's largest nature conservation charity has warned
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...
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