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
An EU court has upheld a ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to drastic falls in populations of bees, dismissing cases brought by Bayer and Syngenta
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.
South West Water has been fined £50,000 for maintenance failures at two of its sewage treatments works in Devon
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.
A man was arrested yesterday in West Yorkshire as part of a major ongoing investigation into illegal waste dumping.
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