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MAPPED: The areas around a notorious landfill that have recorded the highest hydrogen ...

MAPPED: The areas around a notorious landfill that have recorded the highest hydrogen

Click through to view an interactive map with details of hydrogen sulphide readings at monitoring stations installed around the Walleys Quarry landfill in Staffordshire

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Environmental Law

Walleys Quarry landfill declared a statutory nuisance

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has allocated a £1m war chest to fight the operator of a notoriously odorous landfill, while local campaigners will be in court to challenge its regulation by the Environment Agency tomorrow

Sustainability

Highways England launches net zero roadmap

‘Immediate and sustained action’ will be taken to decarbonise motorways and A-roads, Highways England has said, putting roads ‘at the heart of the low carbon economy’

Regulation

NRW investigates mystery ‘rotting dead bodies’ smell

Natural Resource Wales is investigating after a mystery stench that has plagued residents in Chester for decades returned this month to the region

Waste

‘Rancid’ landfill’s odour management plan revised ten times in nine years

A landfill site close to Belfast, subject to an enforcement action and at the centre of a legal dispute over its regulation, has had its odour management plan revised repeatedly, according to reports

Agricultural emissions

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from burping cows, government scientists told

Government scientists are to look into methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the digestive systems of cows, including feeding the animals seaweed

Analysis

Brexit Hub Legislation

Mind the governance gap: Will environmental crimes go unpunished?

Mind the governance gap: Will environmental crimes go unpunished?

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

Regulation

The debrief: How a groundbreaking carbon capture and use scheme secured its environmental permit

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

Legislation

Why do secrecy clauses underpin the Office for Environmental Protection?

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

Transport emissions

What the clean air zone rollout means for businesses and town halls

The rollout of clean air zones has begun, with schemes in Bath and Birmingham launched so far, and others to follow later this year. Catherine Early reports

Air

Data check: Global CO2 levels show little Covid impact

Although the UK’s emissions dropped markedly last year due to the pandemic, scientists have found “no discernible signal” of Covid-19’s global impact in reducing carbon emissions

Biodiversity / conservation

How will Natural England spend its budget hike?

After a decade of cuts, Natural England has been given a boost to its budget. How will it spend the new money and is it enough to bend the curve on the UK’s catastrophic nature decline? Danny Halpin reports

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