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Industrial emissions

The lowdown on DEFRA’s plans for a new UK BAT process

The lowdown on DEFRA’s plans for a new UK BAT process

A consultation that closed on 18 April poses some important points about the future of ‘best available techniques’ post-Brexit, writes James Nierinck

Latest news

In a hurry? Friday’s environment news in 60 seconds

A round-up of the top stories this morning from ENDS and elsewhere, including new pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions around the world, the World Health Organization tightening its air quality guidelines and the collapse of an investigation into illegal waste exports

Environmental Politics

US climate summit: Johnson tells world leaders to ‘get serious’ on climate change

Prime minister Boris Johnson has told world leaders that reaching net zero is now more a political than technical question, as China and the US make their own climate pledges

Waste

Enforcement notice issued against ‘victim of waste con’

The operators of a golf course in Brighton have claimed they were tricked into letting a builder deposit waste on their land last year and have now been ordered to get rid of it

Waste

Action on ‘waste crisis’ demanded after EA Poland dumping case collapses

Greenpeace and WWF have called for government action after ENDS this week revealed that the Environment Agency had failed to take any enforcement action against three British companies for illegally dumping 4,000 tonnes of waste in Poland

Air

WHO set to update air pollution guidelines

The World Health Organization has revealed that it will soon issue new guidelines on air pollution limits, while the government continues to mull adopting the existing ones

Latest analysis

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Can a name and shame outfit turn the tide on water pollution?

Can a name and shame outfit turn the tide on water pollution?

A new public pressure group hopes to name and shame polluters into improving their environmental behaviour, but can it work? Wil Crisp reports

Fines Monitor Legislation

How the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill could extinguish environmental protest

How the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill could extinguish environmental protest

Climate change demonstrations and protests against environmentally damaging developments could become a thing of the past if a nascent law passes through parliament unchanged, some fear. James Fair reports

Regulation

Why environmental principles risk becoming a ‘tick box exercise’

Why environmental principles risk becoming a ‘tick box exercise’

Loopholes and caveats in DEFRA’s long-awaited policy statement on environmental principles will undermine government rhetoric, critics believe. Catherine Early reports

Air quality management areas: What you need to know in 4 charts

Air quality management areas: What you need to know in 4 charts

The UK has repeatedly breached legal limits for toxic nitrogen dioxide since 2010. Councils are meant to set up local air quality management areas when a particular location is found to be exceeding statutory air pollution limits. Here’s what you need to know

In a hurry? Thursday’s environment news in 60 seconds

In a hurry? Thursday’s environment news in 60 seconds

A round-up of the top stories this morning from ENDS and elsewhere, including 700 sewage outfalls under investigation, swarms of flies, and native woodland at risk...

Water pollution

MAPPED: 700 sewage outfalls under investigation for frequent spills

MAPPED: 700 sewage outfalls under investigation for frequent spills

Hundreds of CSOs are being investigated for the frequency of their sewage spills, according to ENDS' analysis of a water industry environment programme, but it will be some years before any action is taken. Take a look at ENDS' map to see if there's one near you

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