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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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Recycling

Council set to close recycling banks, citing budget pressures

Shropshire Council plans to close and remove its recycling bring bank sites this spring, if the move is approved by the council’s cabinet this week

Water

Environment Agency to delay river basin plan consultations

The Environment Agency (EA) has decided to delay two consultations into reviewing and updating England’s river basin management plans (RBMP) but says the new plans will still be in place by December 2021

Environmental Law

Chris Packham launches legal action against Natural England's bird cull practice

Natural England’s practice of issuing ‘general licences’ to allow the killing of a wide variety of bird species will face a legal challenge from a new wildlife not-for-profit

Gas

Drax’s 299 MW gas turbine power station approved

The £90m Milbrook Power station in Bedfordshire has been rubber stamped by the energy secretary

Adaptation

Lack of women in infrastructure is ‘insidious’ threat, says Environment Agency chair

Emma Howard Boyd has said that the lack of trained women engineers is impeding society’s ability to adapt to climate change

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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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