Water pollution

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  • Charging will help Natural England invest in processes to cope with increased demand. Photograph: Michael Lane/123RF

    Natural England to charge for licences

    Applicants for wildlife licences will be subject to charges by Natural England in a bid to plug funding gaps created by repeated cuts by central government

  • UK commits to working with UN to combat marine plastic waste. Photograph: Tetyana Kochneva/123RF

    Plastic litter cleanup pledge signed by UK

    The UK signed up to 13 resolutions at the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi including the control of plastic waste and fighting antimicrobial resistance

  • Agriculture is a major source of nitrates. Photograph: Kevin Eaves/123RF

    Nitrate pollution inquiry launched

    An inquiry into nitrate pollution has been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee, investigating the scale of the problem and its impacts on environment and human health

  • Photograph: William Starkey/geograph.org.uk Updated

    Industry faces steep increase in EA charges

    The Environment Agency has opened consultation on fundamental changes to the way it sets regulatory fees

  • Bolderwood in the New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph: Helen Hotson/123RF

    EA plans water pollution offences overhaul

    Natural capital assessments to measure the damage of water pollution could be used to guide enforcement undertakings in the future with other sectors eyed up

  • DEFRA wants to improve uptake of agri-environment schemes. Photograph: 123RF

    Gove streamlines green farm subsidies

    Michael Gove is reforming the countryside stewardship scheme in a bid to increase take up of nature-friendly farming

  • Illegal waste activity is creating big problems for the EA. Photograph: Maksym Dragunov/123RF

    Crime drives increase in pollution incidents

    Battling the rise in criminal dumping and polluting is stretching already strained resources at the Environment Agency

  • Hundreds of fish were killed by the sewage discharge. Photograph: Environment Agency

    Yorkshire Water hit with £70,000 fish kill bill

    The water utility has been fined following a discharge of raw sewage that killed hundreds of fish but has ambitious plans to avoid future incidents

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