Crimes against bats are the second most common wildlife crime. Catherine Early investigates campaigners’ concerns that penalties are not strong enough to discourage some developers from carrying out unlicenced work on their sites after bats were found to be present
The European Commission has referred six governments, including the UK, to Europe’s highest court for failing to take adequate measures to tackle air pollution
Two companies have agreed to pay nearly £30,000 in an enforcement undertaking after admitting to causing a serious river pollution incident that resulted in the death of fish and invertebrates
A Northumberland man narrowly escape jail after setting fire to his own buildings to avoid the cost of demolishing them.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has put a stop to plans to use 20,000 cubic metres of waste in a construction project in Anglesey
Local authorities need to be allowed to recover the cost of cleaning up after fly-tippers from the perpetrators, says the Local Government Association (LGA) as it was revealed that taxpayers paid £57m last year in clean-up costs, a 13% rise on the previous year.
How environmental organisations responded to the government’s plans for a new environmental watchdog to maintain standards and hold ministers to account after the UK leaves the EU
Five things we learned from yesterday’s DEFRA consultation on environmental governance after the UK leaves the EU, including that the proposed environment watchdog will not be in place by exit day and is not likely to have powers to take the government to court
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