While the waste industry has welcomed the UK’s eleventh-hour trade deal, there are fears that an attempt to avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ could increase the regulatory burdens placed on the industry. Conor McGlone reports... Read more
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Chemicals firm Dupont and its spin off company Chemours have agreed to pay out $4bn to settle a dispute over environmental liability relating to the future effects of PFAS contamination, resulting from legacy pollution of the toxic chemical in the US
The UK has helped form a new international coalition to bolster efforts to support communities vulnerable to climate change
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
COP26 president Alok Sharma is said to be 'apoplectic' with the communities secretary Robert Jenrick for not calling in an application for the development of Britain’s first new deep coal mine in decades
The environment secretary George Eustice has said the government is looking at 'strengthening the role of the Environment Agency in the planning system' to help counter flooding
Great Britain can now choose to deviate from EU chemicals regulations, but the key question is how likely it is to do so and whether industry will be willing to play ball, finds Adam Branson
Some landowners are great custodians of the environment, while others have been seen to trash the natural world in their care. How do some get it so right and others so wrong? James Fair reports
Last week, ENDS uncovered and mapped the locations of hundreds of toxic landfill sites buried beneath farmland, parks, housing and schools across England and Wales. Experts say the problem is ‘waiting to creep up on us and bite us in a very big way’. Here’s what you need to know
The sites of hundreds of old buried landfills containing hazardous waste have been uncovered in an investigation by the ENDS Report, which also reveals the locations of hundreds more dumps whose contents remain unknown even to the Environment Agency
The deal states that the UK or the EU ‘shall not weaken or reduce’ protections but demonstrating breaches of the clause would mean one party having to prove that changes would affect trade or investment. David Burrows reports
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