On the blog today we outline our work with other Government departments on Chinese waste restrictions, and look at press reaction to EU fishing negotiations
On the blog today we cover the results of the EU Fisheries Council negotiations overnight on fishing quotas for the next 12 months, and further reaction to yesterday's publication of the Animal Welfare (sentencing and recognition of sentience) Bill.
Today's blog includes tips for buying a puppy, an update on what the government is doing to combat marine plastics, highlights from the RSPB's state of the UK's birds report, the announcement of the Boston Barrier flood defence the appointment of a new Chief Veterinary Officer and the Environment Secretary has been to the Arla dairy.
On the blog today we look at the ‘Blue Belt’ being extended to protect rare seabirds and the Chief Vet’s comments on different poultry systems.
On the blog today, we look at water rules for farming, marine litter and simplified Countryside Stewardship.
Today on the blog, the laying of legislation before Parliament to ban microbeads.
On the blog today we address reports that lead non-executive director Steve Holliday is expected to hand in his notice, advice for backyard flock keepers to remain vigilant for signs of bird flu, and our pledge to tackle plastic pollution.
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.
On the blog today we address media stories on tree planting rates, a new survey showing support for deposit return schemes to address plastic waste, and bovine TB testing.
On the blog today - statistics on marine litter are in the news; we look at government action to address this problem. Plus the Environment Secretary announces a review, led by Major General Tim Cross, into multi-agency flood plans.