On the blog today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for the environment, and confirms CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England in 2018.
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On the blog today: we look ahead to Ocean Actions Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn; and we look at reaction to our announcement yesterday on neonicotinoids.
Today on the blog, WHO recommendations on reducing the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and launching a new campaign to reduce food waste.
BBC's The One Show look at the quick detection and destruction of an Asian hornet nest by the National Bee Unit in Woolacombe, Devon and Minister Coffey gives evidence to the Environment Audit Committee on the work we're doing to reduce tackle waste.
This week: Ivory ban, sentences for animal cruelty increase, £50 million Leeds flood defence scheme, plastic waste, protected food names and CAP funding in Scotland.
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