Nitrogen levels in protected sensitive habitats increased by 2.5% in the latest three year monitoring period, according to a new UK air trends report
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The Scottish Greens have backed a ban as the government revealed it will review energy-recovery planning rules in the autumn
Ineos Chemicals Grangemouth has been fined £400,000 after flammable gas leaked from a cracked pipe at its KF Ethylene Plant in Scotland
Extensive work has begun to install new equipment to abate flaring and vibration from ExxonMobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant, following action taken by SEPA
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
A report which will be used to inform Welsh Government policy has mooted a shift away from a GDP-based economic model and a 'change in social preferences to embrace sharing, reusing and repairing goods or adopting healthier diets with lower greenhouse gas emissions'
The government intends to largely replicate the EU’s approach to setting rules for industrial emissions control but there are signs of more radical changes being on the horizon
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
The Office for Environmental Protection began its work today, ahead of gaining its full powers through the Environment Bill. Here’s what you need to know
The environment minister has dismissed concerns that proposed powers for the secretary of state to issue guidance to the post-Brexit green watchdog on its enforcement policy would undermine its independence, insisting that the powers would not allow ministers to interfere with its decision-making about specific cases
Figures showing that the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has taken the country’s water provider to court 73 times since it was established in 2007 underline the need for an independent environmental regulator in the province, Northern Ireland assembly members and campaigners have said
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