The Environment Bill will establish a new independent environmental regulator, the Office for Environmental Protection.
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.
BBC's The One Show look at the quick detection and destruction of an Asian hornet nest by the National Bee Unit in Woolacombe, Devon and Minister Coffey gives evidence to the Environment Audit Committee on the work we're doing to reduce tackle waste.
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: Michael Gove announces new funding to boost farm productivity at the World Dairy Summit in Northern Ireland, and Thérèse Coffey helps launch the countdown to the London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade conference.
Environment Secretary on farm and food visit Today Environment Secretary Michael Gove is set to visit Shropshire and Birmingham to meet key members of the food and farming industry. This morning, he visited a ‘no-till’ farm in Shropshire to see …
Today: Defra orals, Farming statistics published, Environment Agency win gold in MIND Workplace Wellbeing Index and Tracy Brabin MP and her dog Rocky, win Westminster Dog of the Year.
Maximum litter fines increased to £150, Secretary of State highlights the state of the country’s soils in a speech to industry stakeholders, EU Glyphosate vote fails, and the Environment Agency protected over 1000 properties during Storm Brian.
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.