Today there has been widespread coverage of warnings by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and Interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute, of how widespread greenwashing is compromising efforts to prepare for climate impacts. Her comments have …
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New initiatives announced by the UK Government at the UN Ocean Conference this week to progress our mission to protect at least 30% of the global ocean by 2030 have received coverage in outlets including the Independent, Evening Standard and …
Today (Saturday 25 June) the Telegraph has published an opinion piece on the importance of water quality to public health, written by: Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Chris Whitty; Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd; and Ofwat Chair, Jonson Cox.
There has been extensive media coverage today in broadcast and print highlighting a Natural England partnership project to translocate red kites from England to Spain as part of a reintroduction scheme to help conserve the species in Spain, including on …
There has been straight coverage reporting the COP15 biodiversity conference will be rescheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada in a number of outlets including the Guardian, BBC News Online, Business Green and iNews. The UK Government has welcomed confirmation …
A recent article in the Guardian (20 June) wrongly claims that the Defra Guidance to the Farming Rules for Water would have allowed farmers to spread manures and slurry on land in a way that would overload it with nutrients …
In today’s blog we look at the launch of a new consortium bringing researchers from across the UK together to tackle bird flu
Today we are looking at Minister Churchill’s visit to a flagship air quality monitoring site
There has been positive coverage today of the official opening of the £38 million upgrade to the Foss Barrier in York which will better protect 2,000 properties in the city and make it more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Today we are looking at the announcement that Sussex wine will be designated as a UK Geographical Indication (GI).
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