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  • Sending old diesel cars to the scrapheap would do little to improve air quality Photograph: David Wright/Geograph

    Scrappage won’t work, says new study

    A unique investigation of millions of cars on the UK’s roads has shown that the least polluting ones are found in the most polluted areas

  • Governments are increasingly committed to phasing out coal power. Photograph: Petar Milošević/Wikimedia

    Global grouping plans to make coal history

    The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of countries and regions dedicated to phasing out coal power

  • Haweswater reservoir. Photograph: ATGimages/123RF

    EA models future water scenarios

    The EA has modelled five future scenarios exploring the implications for water resources and management

  • ICAO delegates decided that life-cycle emissions of alternative jet fuels should be 10% below those for kerosene.

    UN agrees aviation biofuel sustainability

    Life-cycle emissions of alternative jet fuels to be 10% below those for kerosene, according to new criteria

  • Environment secretary Michael Gove. Photograph: Parliament TV

    Gove mulls Environmental Protection Bill

    An Environmental Protection Act and a national policy statement underpinning environmental principles are being considered by the environment secretary

  • Twelve other countries have ratified the amendment already. Photograph: Sophon Chartthong/123RF

    UK ratifies global HFC phase-down agreement

    The Kigali Amendment, which would severely restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons, moved a step closer to ratification as the UK became the latest country to sign it

  • Glamorgan Coast, Wales. Photograph: margaretclavell/123RF

    Marine licensing to be devolved to Wales

    Revised regulations render responsibility for conservation and control over licensing in relation to protected species to Welsh government

  • Cuadrilla's Preese Hall site after restoration. Photograph: Cuadrilla

    Treasury sets out frack fund plans

    Local communities will get to decide how up to 10% of tax revenues from fracking operations will be spent in their area but payouts are capped at £10m over 25 years

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