New research on the health impacts of air pollution The impact of poor air quality on people’s health is featured in today’s i newspaper looking at research highlighted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that shows air pollution causes heart …
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Farming income statistics We have published new statistics today showing farm business incomes in 2017/18. Overall income has risen across almost all farming sectors, driven by a combination of a higher yields, increased production and a favourable exchange rate. It …
On today's blog we look at WWF's Living Planet Report 2018 and the use of salt marsh land to graze cattle.
Coverage of the UK's commitment to remove plastic pollution.
Media coverage on the Committee on Climate Change's coastal erosion report.
On the second edition on today's blog we clarify our position on a story in The i on emissions, and cover British Spirits and Sparkling Wine Week.
Fisheries Bill launch The Telegraph, Independent, ITV, Press and Journal, Express and Star, the National are among the media that have covered the government's launch today of the Fisheries Bill. The Fisheries Minister George Eustice was also interviewed on Radio …
Coverage on the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report into biosecurity after EU Exit and the annual Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) report.
Secretary of State meeting with the family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse The Secretary of State Michael Gove has today met the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. Natasha’s …
Coverage of new research into microplastics.
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- Response to Times coverage of Environment Agency enforcement October 26, 2020
- Natural Capital Committee progress report and River Trent reroute project October 26, 2020
- Successful sewage testing underway October 23, 2020
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