Environment Agency pushing to keep rivers flowing in heatwave

This is following one of the driest spells witnessed in some parts of the UK since 1976

Global warming could mean more fires in Surrey

By 2050, 1°C increases could be seen in the reserves

EU launches new ‘Green Deal’ to restore nature by 2050

Halving the use of pesticides and protecting endangered species are key aims of the plans

What if when you bought something, plastic was taken out of the ocean?

I spoke with Ann Sofie Gade from the ReSea Project to understand this possibility

Nature recovery projects get £11m boost

The projects focus on protecting wildlife, habitats and endangered species

London’s lost rivers ‘could turn the tide towards low carbon heat’

A new report suggests underground waterways could be fed through heat pumps to warm buildings

Nigerian oil explosion kills 200 people

Around 200 people were killed in an oil explosion in southern Nigeria, reports confirmed today. The incident occurred in the southern Rivers state yesterday as people rushed to scoop up free leaking fuel where a gasoline tanker had overturned. Sampson Parker, Rivers State Commissioner for Health told a news outlet: “I will describe this as […]

Government needs “urgent action” to safeguard UK water

Urgent action is needed from Government to safeguard water quality and availability in the UK, according to a group of Lords, who warn Europe is not doing enough to protect itself against threats to water resources. The warning comes in a new report from the Lords’ Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Committee published today. In the […]

Water White Paper makes a splash

What does the shake up mean for businesses and consumers? Other water stories: Charity calls for water metering Government “shied away” from mandatory water changes Big changes for water sector mustn’t dry up UK competitiveness Homeowners must not subsidise cheaper water bills for businesses

Water White Paper makes splash

The white paper, Water for Life, published this morning lays out plans to deregulate water markets, help customers negotiate better services and prices from suppliers, open up the sector for new entrants in the water market and encourage local organisations to get more involved in improving the water quality of rivers. Defra also wants water […]