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What would a Brexit delay mean for the environment?

What would a Brexit delay mean for the environment?

Debate is raging over whether the UK should request extending its EU membership after the...

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Chemical risks and hazards

Glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer, says US jury

A jury sitting in San Francisco has found that a man’s blood cancer was linked to exposure to the world’s most commonly-used weedkiller, Bayer’s Roundup

Labelling, certification

BEIS explains no-deal arrangements for regulated goods

The department for business, energy and industrial strategy has laid out what action manufacturers and distributors of goods regulated under EU regimes such as ecodesign will have to take in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Benn Eighe named UK’s first genetic conservation area

Ancient Caledonian pine forest will now enjoy a special status as the UK’s first area designated for genetic conservation

Land, Ecology & Development

Deep coal mining returns to UK after council gives go-ahead

Planning permission for a £165m coal mine on the site of an old chemical works has been signed off by Cumbria County Council, which would make it the UK’s only deep coal mine, once built

Waste

Waste criminal forced to pay back £200,000

The Environment Agency (EA) this week recovered £200,000 from a waste criminal who is serving a five-year ban from the waste industry after being charged with multiple environmental offences in Wiltshire

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Environmental Law

Springwatch to crimewatch: How Chris Packham plans to take on the nature regulators

Springwatch to crimewatch: How Chris Packham plans to take on the nature regulators

Packham and co have set up Wild Justice to keep DEFRA, Natural England and the rest of the UK nature regulators’ feet to fire. James Fair reports

Waste

How Brexit could lead to a rise in ‘waste tourism’

How Brexit could lead to a rise in ‘waste tourism’

Brexit is opening up the doors to the prospect of divergence in environmental standards across the UK, finds Conor McGlone, setting the scene set for an increase in ‘waste tourism’

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Spring statement: six things you need to know; India bans plastic waste imports; UK set to miss biodiversity goals; Go-ahead for mandatory biodiversity net gain plan and more

Land, Ecology & Development

Was Grayling right to approve a major port terminal on 'unique brownfield habitat'?

Was Grayling right to approve a major port terminal on 'unique brownfield habitat'?

A developer has been given the green light to build a port terminal on 'one of the UK’s best brownfields for invertebrates', drawing criticism from green groups. Adam Branson reports

Energy

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

Brexit Hub Access to justice

Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

As EU exit day looms, the devolved administrations have been slow to prepare their post-Brexit plans for the environment. Simon Pickstone asks what’s causing the delay

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