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Death on the Wye: Is chicken manure destroying the ecology of the river? ...

Death on the Wye: Is chicken manure destroying the ecology of the river?

The polluted state of the river Wye hit the headlines this year. Campaigners say chicken farms are to blame and NRW has launched a review but is it likely to satisfy anyone? Adam Branson investigates

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Waste

Scottish incineration up and CO2 emissions down

Scotland is sending much less waste to landfill than last year, while its industry is also emitting less methane and carbon dioxide, according to figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) yesterday

Air

Datacheck: How the EA is failing on pollution targets

The Environment Agency has been failing in recent years to meet its own targets on reducing pollution incidents, its corporate scorecard reveals

Air

Labour Party conference: Starmer pledges new Clean Air Act

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has pledged to pass a new Clean Air Act should his party come to power

Sustainability

Arup commits to net zero emissions by 2030

Engineering firms Arup and Spirax-Sarco Engineering have revealed new net-zero carbon targets, with Arup targeting net-zero emissions by 2030 and Spirax-Sarco aiming for 2040

Air

Court of Appeal backs construction of school despite noise ‘far exceeding desirable levels’

Following a long-running planning battle, a Court of Appeal ruling means that a new school will finally be built in Lakenheath, Suffolk, despite concerns about the impact on pupils of aircraft noise from the nearby US Air Force base

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Brexit Hub Legislation

6 things you need to know about the Office for Environmental Protection

6 things you need to know about the Office for Environmental Protection

Concerns over the recruitment of the chair of the post-Brexit green watchdog are reaching a head. The body, required under the Environment Bill, will replace some of the oversight functions of the European Commission when it is finally established. Here’s what we know so far

EIA Benchmarking Monitor Land, Ecology & Development

Is the government’s EIA reform plan based on a ‘badly-evidenced hatchet job’?

The government’s rhetoric on overhauling the environmental impact assessment (EIA) regime has alarmed professionals, although most agree it could be improved. Catherine Early reports

Brexit Hub Air

‘Grasping at the stars’: Will DEFRA commit to stringent air quality targets?

The government has signalled how it might set long term air quality targets as required under the Environment Bill but given its record on tackling air pollution, some doubt the final goals will be ambitious enough. David Burrows reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Back to work: what’s on the policy radar this autumn?

ENDS takes a look at 14 of the biggest policy changes to prepare for as people head back to work, if not the office, this autumn

Brexit Hub Legislation

Can DEFRA create a ‘Climate Change Act moment for nature?’

DEFRA has begun its much anticipated Environment Bill target-setting process and while the move has been welcomed, fears remain over whether the exercise will ultimately deliver strong enough goals to arrest the decline in nature. Rachel Salvidge reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Environment Bill targets: 5 things you need to know

Environment secretary George Eustice unveiled on Wednesday DEFRA’s initial thinking about the targets for air, waste, water and biodiversity it intends to set under the Environment Bill. Here’s what you need to know

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