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Springwatch to crimewatch: How Chris Packham plans to take on the nature regulators ...

Springwatch to crimewatch: How Chris Packham plans to take on the nature regulators

Packham and co have set up Wild Justice to keep DEFRA, Natural England and the...

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Environmental Law

Chris Packham launches legal action against Natural England's bird cull practice

Natural England’s practice of issuing ‘general licences’ to allow the killing of a wide variety of bird species will face a legal challenge from a new wildlife not-for-profit

Chemical risks and hazards

New limits for toxic chemicals in products 'contravene' UN convention

New rules on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will “keep millions exposed to toxic chemicals” in products containing recycled plastics, campaigners have warned after the European Parliament's environment committee accepted a compromise negotiated with EU governments

Environmental Law

Judge says Natural England failed to assess impacts of badger cull on birds in SSSIs

A High Court judge has ruled that Natural England failed to properly assess the impacts of badger cull licensing on birds in a number of sites of special scientific interest (SSSI)


Aggregates levy review to consider environmental impact, Treasury says

A comprehensive review into an environmental tax intended to reduce the extraction of fresh aggregate, such as rock, sand and gravel, will begin in the spring, the Treasury has confirmed


Waste boss hit with £30,000 fine for running three illegal sites

A waste boss has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £30,000 after pleading guilty to accepting waste onto three sites for a prolonged period without the necessary environmental permits in place



How Brexit could lead to a rise in ‘waste tourism’

How Brexit could lead to a rise in ‘waste tourism’

Brexit is opening up the doors to the prospect of divergence in environmental standards across the UK, finds Conor McGlone, setting the scene set for an increase in ‘waste tourism’

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Spring statement: six things you need to know; India bans plastic waste imports; UK set to miss biodiversity goals; Go-ahead for mandatory biodiversity net gain plan and more


International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

Brexit Hub Access to justice

Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

As EU exit day looms, the devolved administrations have been slow to prepare their post-Brexit plans for the environment. Simon Pickstone asks what’s causing the delay

Products & Chemicals

Why the UK’s deposit return schemes could be vulnerable to fraud

England and Scotland are pressing ahead with separate versions of deposit return schemes for plastic bottles, but divergence could lead to fraud and confusion, finds Conor McGlone

Products & Chemicals

10 things you need to know about DEFRA’s post-Brexit REACH chemical regulations

The government claims that its replacement for the EU’s REACH system entails no change in policy. Others beg to differ. ENDS has put together a list of everything you need to know about the government’s plans for chemicals regulations after the UK leaves the EU

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