Natural England pulls requirement for farmers to reduce livestock numbers on Dartmoor this year
The majority of farmers who graze animals on Dartmoor’s protected sites will no longer be asked to reduce livestock numbers this year, following DEFRA agreeing to an independent evidence review of the condition of the national park’s protected sites.
Norfolk road projects could compromise UK net zero target, court hears
If three road infrastructure projects in Norfolk go ahead, they will compromise the UK's ability to reach its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and contribute to climate change, the High Court has heard.
New ‘active travel’ agency starts planning consultee role
Newly-established government agency Active Travel England (ATE) is now a formal consultee in the planning process, with the body expected to consider applications representing 60% of England's annual housing consents.
UK ‘urgently’ needs to address ‘failings of current chemical management practices’, finds review
The impact of chemical content within a circular economy is often overlooked, according to an evidence review carried out by environmental charity Fidra, which warns that harmful chemicals can become locked within recycled materials.
Number of Scottish protected sites in ‘favourable’ condition continues to decline
The numbers of protected wildlife populations, habitats, and geological features across Scotland deemed to be in a 'favourable condition' has fallen for the seventh consecutive year, official statistics have revealed.