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  • 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

  • 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

  • The NQMS was created to improve the quality of developers’ planning submissions. Photograph: Ihar Leichonak/123RF

    Groundwater protection mark supported by EA

    The EA has added a voluntary national quality mark scheme for land contamination management to its groundwater protection policy statements

  • American signal crayfish. Photograph: Michael Lane/123RF

    SW Water hires invasive species specialist

    South West Water is the first UK water company to appoint a dedicated invasive non-native species ecologist

  • 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

  • Private finance needs to be scaled up for natural capital. Photograph: David Ronald Head/123RF

    Natural capital needs private finance boost

    Green lobbyists the Aldersgate Group have set out methods for scaling up private finance to support natural capital projects

  • Soil spread on farmland must be screened for harmful chemicals. Photograph: Oticki/123RF

    Soil chemical screening levels set out

    The EA, SEPA, NRW and the NIEA have set out the levels at which waste-derived soils need assessing for risks to ecology and wildlife from the presence of chemicals

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