On today's blog we look at plastic bag sales in 'big seven' supermarkets down 86% since the 5p charge was introduced, £45 million additional funding to boost rural broadband and improving air quality.
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On today's blog we look at the International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves, a 44-mile public path opening on the North East coastline, the EAC's report on heatwaves, dividends for water company shareholders and food stockpiling.
On today's blog we look at how beavers in the Forest of Dean are settling in to their new home, and badgers in hot weather.
Michael Gove visits Hadrian’s Wall as part of #NationalParksWeek Yesterday the Environment Secretary Michael Gove visited the iconic Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park to kick-start National Parks Week, highlighting his commitment to ensure our cherished landscapes are not only …
In today's blog we talk about biosecurity, packaging waste, food safety post Brexit, sale of fur, United Utilities and the Environment Agency's dry weather response
On today's blog we're looking at this year's Big Butterfly Count, the UK, France, Germany and Luxembourg calling on the EU to restrict ivory trading and Minister Coffey's announcement of £40m extra funding for flood protection.
Prime Minister announces Environment Bill The Prime Minister has announced the Government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years. Theresa May confirmed the Bill at a Liaison Committee of Select Committee Chairs hearing on Wednesday. The …
On today's blog we look at the Environment Secretary's support for the #YourHarvest campaign and the Environment Agency's regulation of emissions from incinerator plants.
On today's blog we look at commonwealth countries unite against plastic pollution and the United Utilities temporary use ban.
On today's blog we look at recycled plastics being used for sportswear, plans for a sustainable fishing industry, the pension deficits of ten water companies nearly doubling in the last year and Incineration of waste and household recycling.
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