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Interview: Rebecca Pow on the great British sewage scandal

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Water quality

Natural England commissions new advice on nutrient neutrality

A consultancy has been awarded a contract to develop a tool to help developers and Natural England deal with the issue of nutrient neutrality, which has been blocking housing development in a growing number of districts in England and Wales


Ofwat: Water companies falling short on environmental measures

The environmental records of some water companies are still not good enough, the water industry financial regulator has said in its annual assessment of water companies' performance


Goldsmith: Prison sentences for law-breaking water firm directors a ‘good idea’

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has said he supports the idea that water company directors should be given custodial sentences if their firms are found to have repeatedly or recklessly broken the law

Land, Ecology & Development

‘Real potential’: Landowners who own a third of England strike nature restoration deal

Landowners who own large swathes of England have struck a deal to restore the natural environment and use their land to help tackle climate change


Environment Agency calls for regulation to address water quality crisis

The government needs to lead on a solution to the UK’s water management crisis, the Environment Agency says in its annual report



The debrief: How a renewable energy scheme is seeking to use water from a disused coal mine to deliver low-carbon heat

Illustration of the proposed energy centre

A local authority on Tyneside is seeking to provide renewable heat for buildings, including a leisure centre and a block of flats, using mine water from an abandoned colliery

Water quality

Why does the death of 45,000 fish in a protected river remain a mystery?

The regulator is under fire after an investigation into a major pollution incident, killing huge numbers of wildlife, fell apart. But how did it happen? James Fair reports

Water pollution

MAPPED: The popular bathing spot on the frontline of England's sewage problem

Data shows a stretch of river in West Yorkshire is the most polluted bathing area in the country, regularly awash with very high levels of harmful bacteria


The debrief: How a flood defence project plans to protect an industrial hub and deliver environmental gain

A flood defence project, covering a 17-kilometre stretch of coastline in the south-west, is seeking to protect an 'internationally significant' economic area from rising sea levels and deliver environmental gain


Where have all the whistleblowers gone?

Environmental crime is rife yet the number of tip-offs to the Environment Agency is vanishingly small compared with other regulators. Does the agency fail to encourage whistleblowing or are people too afraid and distrustful to come forward? David Burrows reports

Environmental Law

‘Dirty secrets’: What are the first complaints to the OEP about?

EXCLUSIVE: ENDS has uncovered details of the first complaints made to the post-Brexit green watchdog. Who has made the complaints and why? And what do they tell us about what to expect from the Office for Environmental Protection when it is formally established? Tess Colley finds out

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