Environment Act passed to crack down on water and air pollution

The act will also look to cut waste, protect biodiversity and increase recycling rates

‘Biodiversity decline by 2030 can still be stopped’

Five UK nature agencies have released a joint report calling for nature recovery to be considered just as important as net zero strategy

Environmental leaders warn 2020 is last chance to take ‘decisive’ action on climate change

Leaders of UK government agencies Natural England and the Environment Agency say world is faltering when action is desperately needed

New National Nature Reserve in Cumbria to become active carbon sink

Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses will in time capture and store carbon to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere

Severn Trent Water fined £500k for raw sewage discharge at Sutton Park

Sewage had spread across 1.15 hectares – an area slightly bigger than the size of an international rugby pitch

Coalition parties have ‘missed opportunities’ on climate change says FoE

Friends of the Earth believes the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have both “missed great opportunities” on climate change since they formed their coalition government. In a review of the government’s performance so far, FoE’s head of climate Mike Childs said that the Lib Dems should have stuck to their pre-election target of a 42% […]

Natural England set to cut carbon footprint by 50%

Leading carbon reduction expert Paul Hinds has helped Natural England slash its carbon footprint by 50%. With just a £300,000 investment budget, Natural England, an independent public body which aims to protect and improve England’s natural environment, has managed to save up to £2m on energy and travel in just three years. Mr Hinds told […]