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.
The Environment Secretary and International Trade Secretary addressed questions for MPS and Lords yesterday on chlorinated chicken, and Minister Coffey today helps launch a 'bottleship' to clear plastic litter from the canals and waterways around London's Canary Wharf.
Air quality The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report today highlighted the impact of poor air quality in towns and cities around the UK. The study was picked up widely by the national press this morning. This included the …
On the blog today: The T-charge begins in London, the Chief Vet issues a reminder to farmers to be on their guard after cattle with Bluetongue virus are stopped from entering the UK by APHA, and the BBC cover global efforts to address the illegal ivory trade.
On the blog today we cover new powers to protect the UK from tree diseases secured from the EU Commission, controls on dog breeding to protect animal welfare, and the work of the Environment Agency as Strom Brian swept through.