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A round-up of the top stories this morning from ENDS and elsewhere, including DEFRA seeks views on offsetting developments impacting MPAs and PPE distributor pays £13k to charity after breaching packaging rules
DEFRA has opened a consultation on guidance which would require developments that impact marine protected areas to take compensatory measures.
A firm which distributes hygiene products, such as face masks and hand sanitiser, has paid an enforcement undertaking after falling foul of packaging regulations
The British Game Alliance offered to carry out environmental inspections for DEFRA during a review of gamebird release management, a freedom of information release has revealed
A new support scheme for injecting biomethane into the gas grid, funded by a new charge on suppliers of fossil gas, will launch this autumn
How the Environment Agency and a water firm discussed plans to silence residents over sewage pollution
Residents asking questions about sewage pollution have obtained redacted correspondence that suggests they have been at the centre of a concerted effort by the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water to halt their enquiries. Rachel Salvidge investigates
MAPPED: The areas around a notorious landfill that have recorded the highest hydrogen sulphide levels
Click through to view an interactive map with details of hydrogen sulphide readings at monitoring stations installed around the Walleys Quarry landfill in Staffordshire
England's green watchdog's powers are curtailed by the Environment Bill and Wales is a long way from establishing any body to cover the governance gap left created by Brexit. Will this lead to an overall weakening of environmental protections? asks James Fair
When an international chemicals firm wanted to develop the UK’s first large-scale scheme to capture carbon emissions and use them in a range of applications, it also found itself blazing a path through a complex permitting process
Beavers are returning to the the UK and will sooner or later naturally expand into urban areas. Wildlife organisations are preparing the ground, reports Catherine Early
The Environment Bill contains provisions that would prevent the green watchdog from disclosing information about its investigations, alarming peers and green groups alike. Wil Crisp reports
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