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Environmental Politics

West Midlands plans for net zero by 2041

The West Midlands Combined Authority has proposed reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 13% each year to 2041, in reaction to the climate crisis

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Air

New EA air quality monitoring network targets modelling discrepancies

The Environment Agency will operate a new air quality monitoring network targeted at locations where the difference between local and national-level pollutant modelling is the greatest

Odour

Increase in odour complaints at Biffa landfill

The Environment Agency has received an increased number of complaints from the public about odours coming from the Poplars landfill site in Staffordshire

Planning & land use

Government delays decision on airport near Kent protected sites

The Department for Transport has extended by four months a deadline for deciding whether to grant permission for Manston Airport in Kent to be reopened

Air

How new planning guidance could deliver green gains

Revisions to national planning guidance aim to tackle air and light pollution. Gareth Simkins and Isabella Kaminski ask what the changes might mean in practice

Air

Draft incinerator permit ‘defies common sense’, says home secretary

The Environment Agency has issued a draft permit for a major energy-from-waste plant, drawing criticism from home secretary Priti Patel and local groups

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Brexit Hub Policy

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

With the UK set to formally leave the EU at the end of this month, fundamental changes to environmental policy and legislation are on the cards. ENDS checks the policy radar to identify what you need to prepare for in the coming year

Industrial emissions

How can the new government help decarbonise heavy industry?

Prime minister Boris Johnson promised to make the UK the ‘greenest country on Earth’ following his party’s general election victory. But when it comes to cleaning up heavy industry, the new government has a lot of work to do, finds Simon Pickstone

Air

Air pollution: 4 newly discovered links to ill-health

New research links air pollution to blindness, septicaemia, kidney failure and poorer thinking. Here's what you need to know

Land, Ecology & Development

How the rise in intensive farming is putting pressure on the environment

Intensive farming accounted for almost a quarter of all Environment Agency permitting activity this year, with new and expanded poultry farms making up the greatest proportion. Gareth Simkins looks at the environmental impact of the extra 9.9m chickens being bred to feed England's appetite for cheap meat and what can be done to mitigate it

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Why industry wants to save the Environment Bill

A number of critical bills and fledgling environmental policies have been left in limbo as a result of the general election, casting future legislation into doubt. But above all, business wants the next government to make the Environment Bill a post election priority, finds Rachel Salvidge

Environmental Law

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

Corporate adaptation to climate change, toxics in the supply chain, particulate air pollution and decarbonising cement and steel are among ENDS’ list of industry’s biggest green challenges

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