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Five things you need to know about wet wipe reefs

Five things you need to know about wet wipe reefs

‘The Thames Great Wet Wipe Reef’, hidden along the banks of London's iconic river, is growing. What is the scale of the problem and is it being addressed?

Latest news

Water

Three water firms commit to £1.2bn environmental investment while slashing bills

Three water and sewerage companies will spend a combined £1.2bn between 2020 to 2025 on improving the environment, under plans set to be approved by Ofwat

Water

Environment Agency bans new abstractions in seven more catchments

The environmental regulator has added seven new river areas to a list of catchments in which no new abstraction licences will be granted due to England’s dry winter

Environmental Law

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry farm operator tops list of companies breaching environmental permits

An intensive poultry firm has racked up the highest number of environmental permit breaches in the latest year for which data is available, beating waste firms and major industrial plants

Land, Ecology & Development

Major offensive against invasive species launched in Exmoor

A two-year programme to tackle invasives species such as Japanese knotweed has been launched across six sites of specific scientific interest (SSSI) in Exmoor

Water

DEFRA pushes back water abstraction licensing deadline

DEFRA will not bring water abstraction licensing into the environmental permitting regime (EPR) until 2021, according to updates to the department’s strategy

Analysis

Water resources, efficiency

Data check: Water abstraction in England

Data check: Water abstraction in England

A look at the latest estimates of direct abstraction from non-tidal surface water and groundwater

Energy

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.

Land, Ecology & Development

What will the £5bn WINEP programme mean for consultancies?

The 2021-25 Water Industry National Environment Programme is the biggest scheme of environmental works yet to be undertaken by water companies. ENDS looks at the opportunities it will bring for consultancies

Land, Ecology & Development

Natural England: What’s in Tony Juniper’s in-tray?

With Tony Juniper poised to take the reins at Natural England, Rachel Salvidge asks what actions should feature on his to-do list

Land, Ecology & Development

Deep issues: Why groundwater pollution is so hard to beat

The saga of bromate pollution still underlying the St Leonards Court housing estate in St Albans 19 years after it was detected is a reminder of just how difficult cleaning up groundwater can be.

Environmental Politics

DEFRA’s water environment proposals: 6 things you need to know

DEFRA is consulting on its plans to improve the water environment, which include getting tougher on abstractors, mandating drainage and wastewater plans and introducing a new charging methodology. Here’s what you need to know about the proposals

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