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Adaptation

‘Adapt or die’: EA warns people will die unless UK does more to prepare for climate change

‘Adapt or die’: EA warns people will die unless UK does more to prepare for climate change

The Environment Agency has issued a stark warning to the government that environmental regulation is 'not ready for a changing climate' and that people will die unless more is done to adapt the UK to increases in extreme weather forecast over the coming decades

Environmental Law

‘Dirty secrets’: What are the first complaints to the OEP about?

‘Dirty secrets’: What are the first complaints to the OEP about?

EXCLUSIVE: ENDS has uncovered details of the first complaints made to the post-Brexit green watchdog. Who has made the complaints and why? And what do they tell us about what to expect from the Office for Environmental Protection when it is formally established? Tess Colley finds out

Waste water & sewage

Southern Water confirms Kent sewage spill that shut 14 beaches

Southern Water confirms Kent sewage spill that shut 14 beaches

An equipment fault at a Southern Water sewage pumping station in Kent has resulted in the discharge of a quantity of sewage into the waters off a popular beach, the firm has confirmed

Air

ClientEarth seeks litigants for air pollution damages

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are planning to take an unprecedented step by forcing the government to compensate individuals for the UK’s failure to meet air quality limits

Land, Ecology & Development

100 peatland fires expose government’s new rules as ‘toothless’, say green groups

More than 100 fires on peatland have been reported across Northern England in the last four days, sparking outrage amongst green groups who say it proves the ineffectiveness of the government’s partial ban