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... Read more
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Ofwat has written to all water companies in England and Wales calling on them to meet 'growing expectations' about the use of storm overflows, which spill raw sewage into rivers and seas, and has said it could take action against water firms which are not doing enough
Natural England has published details of how it will spend its boosted budget, with delivering Environment Bill policy and the Nature Recovery Network top of the list
A series of measures to tackle air pollution announced in response to a coroner’s report into the death of a nine-year-old girl have been dismissed by campaigners as ‘nothing but old commitments’
The government’s UK Infrastructure Bank has officially opened for business, with the body’s ‘mission’ including a focus on meeting the government’s net zero emissions target, but a tension has been identified between economic and environmental objectives
DEFRA has pledged to 'pay close attention' to the eight priority risk areas flagged in a report from the government’s climate change advisers this week, which warned that adaptation was the 'Cinderella of climate change', with existing government adaptation strategies proving to be inadequate
The planning approval given to a Hampshire reservoir reveals the tough decisions that will need to be made in the face of projected water shortages. Does the protection of chalk streams justify the destruction of ancient woodland? Catherine Early reports
A wealth of new measures were included in the government’s response to Sir Partha Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity, from greener schools to applying net gain to major infrastructure projects. Here’s what you need to know
Green groups have welcomed many of the environmental initiatives announced as part of the G7 summit over the weekend, but with many commitments short on detail they have called for the pledges to be followed up by solid policies. Here’s what you need to know
If other jurisdictions replicate a Dutch Court’s reasoning in finding that Shell must cut its emissions deeper and faster than planned, more big polluters could find themselves in court. Just how far will the ramifications be felt? Danny Halpin reports
Natural England is to lead a new task force aimed at bringing back lost and dwindling species, but many questions remain unanswered. Wil Crisp reports
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