On today's blog we comment on coverage on the cost of cleaning up chewing gum, and look at research into microplastics in rivers.
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On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.
On the blog today we look at the Government's response to the EAC's report on disposable coffee cups and the move of the administration of Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship to the Rural Payments Agency.
On the blog today we look at Defra's involvement in International Women's Day and the EU's access to UK waters after Brexit.
On the blog today we look at the impact of pine martens on red squirrel populations and Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey's address to the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday 6 March) following the disruption to water supply in the South of …
On the blog today we look at the plans to strengthen protection for ancient woodland and ensure new housing developments benefit the environment, look at the data on recycling which informs policy, and the call for EU member states to …
On the blog today we take a look at the recent funding boost for marine research in the UK and highlight the Chief Medical Officer's annual report.
On the our blog this afternoon, we take a look at Minister Coffey's appearance on the One Show discussing plastic recycling. We also take a moment to highlight the Secretary of State's speech at the Water UK City Conference.
On Today's blog, we take a look at report published by the European Food Safety Authority highlighting the harm that neonicotinoids pose to bees and look in to Deliveroos commitment into reducing plastics.
On today's blog we take a look at higher incomes expected for dairy farmers in 2017/18, look ahead to Minister Coffey's meeting with a plastic-free family on the One Show and wrap up with a look at today's coverage on …
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