National Tree Week has kicked off this year with positive coverage in the Daily Mail encouraging readers to plant a tree. Now it its 45th year, the event kicks off winter tree-planting season, the best time to plant young trees.
On the blog today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for the environment, and confirms CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England in 2018.
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: Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces the UK will support further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, we highlight Natural England work to support the Bittern following stats showing their numbers are increasing, and Lord Gardiner visits the Cotswolds AONB.
Today on the blog, WHO recommendations on reducing the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and launching a new campaign to reduce food waste.
On the blog today we look at a flood preparedness exercise today in Stratford-upon-Avon, the future of agriculture and fisheries policy post Brexit, and a legal challenge to the UK plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide emissions.
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 …