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  • Oxford city

    EA shifts flood focus with business engagement

    The EA has warned ‘intense flooding’ incidents will increase as Oxford secures £120m for flood defence project

  • Close up of cargo ship in loading bay. Photograph: Don Victorio/123RF

    Biodiversity risk of major new port terminal

    Natural England and the Environment Agency have raised concerns over impacts on biodiversity, pollution and flooding resulting from a major new port terminal

  • Lake in Scotland. Photograph: Jennifer Barrow/123RF

    Public bodies fail to submit biodiversity reports

    MSPs have launched an investigation into why more than half of Scotland’s public bodies are failing to submit biodiversity action reports as required by law

  • Environment minister Therese Coffey. Photograph: Official portrait

    In brief: Air apparent, landfill tax

    Also in the news, EU loses patience with UK over air quality, EfW plant finally gets go-ahead, landfill among new taxes for Wales, arsenic on the move and SMRs to fill the gap…

  • Floods in York. Photograph: Tasfoto/123RF

    Councils demand cash to support 25-year plan

    Councils need more resources if they are to help central government meet air, flooding and waste aspirations set out in the 25-year environment plan, says the LGA

  • Minsterworth Ham. Photograph: Geograph

    EA didn’t violate human rights with flood

    Two farmers have lost a legal case against the Environment Agency after arguing that allowing their land to flood was a breach of their human rights

  • English fields. Photograph: Matthew Gibson/123RF

    Gove denies Natural England future in doubt

    Environment secretary denies suggestions that cuts mean that Natural England is unable to perform its functions effectively and hints at possible breakup of Environment Agency

  • Heathrow's proposed third runway

    Heathrow mulls shorter new runway to cut noise

    Building a potentially shorter and cheaper third runway at London’s hub airport would still require the diversion of five rivers, says a new consultation

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