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MAPPED: The storm overflows that spilled sewage 301,091 times in 2022
Storm overflows in England discharged untreated sewage into rivers and the sea 301,091 times in 2022, official data published this week has revealed. Click through to explore the data using our interactive map
‘The system is a farce’: The murky world of failed bathing water applications
DEFRA recently launched a consultation on plans to designate four new bathing water sites, but campaigners whose bids were rejected have been left frustrated by the process, with the department continuing to refuse to engage on its reasoning. Will DEFRA reveal reasons for failed bathing water status? Catherine Early reports
Why the case against Bristol Airport’s expansion is a bellwether for the future of climate litigation
DRS disaster: Who wins if UK politics kiboshes Scotland’s deposit return scheme?
Interview: London’s deputy mayor on why City Hall won’t be cowed by ULEZ backlash
Nutrient neutrality: Can local mitigation schemes finally unblock the housing logjam?
What are the biodiversity net gain ‘elephant traps’ lying in wait?
‘The unethical environmental lawyer’: Does the legal profession need to rethink its green ethics?
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Legal comment: Why Dartmoor’s wild camping case will have wider implications for the countryside
Why directors can be personally held to account for environmental harm caused by their companies
Legal comment: Why EU nature conservation laws have survived Brexit - for now
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Legal comment: Nutrient neutrality in the courts - the limits of precaution
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From ENDS Europe
MEPs push to make ecocide a crime, but clear political divisions remain
PFAS ban proposal: 9 things you need to know
ECHA unveils proposed blanket ban on ‘forever chemicals’
Global plastics production continues apace as clamp-down looms
‘Arguing like children’: Acrimony as RED talks cancelled over delay to green hydrogen rules
From ENDS Waste & Bioenergy
Failed Port Clarence biomass-fired plant finally confirms RDF switch
Varme Energy’s CEO talks UK-based EfW plans
Petrofac to support UK’s first carbon capture and shipping hub
Only two EfW plants make it through latest CCS-cluster cull
Suez pressing ahead with Teesside-based EfW carbon capture project