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Land, Ecology & Development

Necessary works: how a county council justified the destruction of 17,000 rare orchids ...

Necessary works: how a county council justified the destruction of 17,000 rare orchids

A council claims the ‘devastating’ destruction of thousands orchids was the unfortunate consequence of a drainage works project, but the local wildlife NGO says the affair was bungled. Adam Branson... Read more

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Waste

Waste sector denies link between rise in EfW and recycling slump

Representatives of the waste industry have told a cross-party bench of MPs that there is no connection between soaring energy-from-waste levels and low recycling rates

Waste

Waste sector ‘stands ready’ to invest £10bn

The waste sector has said it will invest £10bn over the next 10 years into infrastructure, provided the government can deliver “long-term underpinning stability” through its latest plans to overhaul the system

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

‘Lipstick on a pig’: MPs and green groups savage green Brexit proposals

Theresa May’s pledge to maintain environmental standards after Brexit as part of a new Brexit proposal to be put before parliament has caused outrage among green campaigners

Environmental Politics

Plastic straws and cotton buds ‘banned’ from 2020

A ban on all plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds in England will come into force from April 2020, the environment secretary has announced

Unconventional oil & gas

Cuadrilla warned for releasing tonnes of methane

Fracking firm Cuadrilla Resources has breached three of its environmental permitting conditions, according to an Environment Agency (EA) audit of its Preston New Road shale gas exploration site

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Legislation

Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?

Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?

The government has admitted that building a third runway at Britain’s largest airport may be incompatible with achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. Gareth Simkins looks into the implications

Land, Ecology & Development

Why MPs believe the Japanese knotweed threat is being overplayed

Why MPs believe the Japanese knotweed threat is being overplayed

An inquiry has found that the effects of Japanese knotweed have been exaggerated and are unduly hindering property sales and undermining their value. Conor McGlone investigates

Parliament Brexit Hub

European elections: Who’s who on environmental policy

European elections: Who’s who on environmental policy

With the European elections fast approaching, Simon Pickstone looks at where some of the UK's top candidates stand on environmental issues

Land, Ecology & Development

10 things you need to know about the Environment Agency’s risk management plans

10 things you need to know about the Environment Agency’s risk management plans

In preparation for a 4°C rise in global temperature, increased flooding and rising sea levels, the Environment Agency (EA) has set out a new approach to flood risk management, involving new standards for infrastructure, developments and communities

Waste

Can the UK ban biodegradable waste going to landfill by 2025?

Can the UK ban biodegradable waste going to landfill by 2025?

The Committee on Climate Change wants a ban on biodegradable waste going to landfill by 2025, but is it feasible? Conor McGlone investigates

Brexit

European elections: Will the UK be a lame duck in EU environmental policymaking?

European elections: Will the UK be a lame duck in EU environmental policymaking?

The UK will now definitely take part in this month's European elections, but whether it will wield any influence in EU decisions on key environmental files remains hotly contested. Simon Pickstone investigates

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