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Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

With the UK set to formally leave the EU at the end of this month, fundamental changes to environmental policy and legislation are on the cards. ENDS checks the policy radar to identify what you need... Read more

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Land, Ecology & Development

Council moots using housing grant to thaw phosphates planning freeze

A council has proposed dipping into a £2.2m housing grant to fund the mitigation of excess levels of phosphates in an EU-protected site, in a bid to unlock more than 1,000 homes stuck in its planning system


First river bathing water application could force EA to act

A waterway described as 'an open sewer' would be the first river to be designated as a UK bathing water, should an application from a local campaign group be approved by the government

Land, Ecology & Development

EA pledges £300,000 for chalk stream project

The Environment Agency has committed £300,000 to the next phase of a chalk stream improvement project, the largest partnership project to date


Environment Agency chair: We won’t turn our backs to the sea

The UK must learn to adapt to the risks from flooding caused by climate change in the future rather than 'building its way out of a crisis', according to Emma Howard Boyd, the chair of the Environment Agency.


DEFRA bolsters protections for seabirds across 100,000 hectares of coastal waters

The environment minister Rebecca Pow has announced the creation of a new EU-protected area for seabirds along a vast stretch of the south coast of England and has extended another in the north east


Environmental Politics

2019: The year in pictures

2019: The year in pictures

As the year in which environment and climate change became major fixtures on political agendas across the world comes to a close, ENDS takes a look at some of the most striking moments captured on camera

Environmental Law

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year

Water pollution

Interview: What Surfers Against Sewage’s chief thinks about marine pollution and ‘monolithic’ water firms

Over the past 11 years, Hugo Tagholm has transformed the charity he heads from 'rickety organisation' to 'one of the leading and most authentic voices of the ocean'. But his fight to stop water companies polluting the coast is far from over

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

10 of the biggest stories from the past week: Political parties’ green pledges, Council takes on EA over damaged rivers, Weetabix fined £140,000 and more

Biodiversity / conservation

The sixth extinction: The UK's most at-risk species and the fight to halt nature's decline

SPECIAL REPORT: 15% of species are formally classified as at risk of extinction in Great Britain. ENDS hears from those on the frontline of efforts to reverse nature's decline

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Why industry wants to save the Environment Bill

A number of critical bills and fledgling environmental policies have been left in limbo as a result of the general election, casting future legislation into doubt. But above all, business wants the next government to make the Environment Bill a post election priority, finds Rachel Salvidge

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