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 - 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.
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 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.
Environment Secretary meets the next generation of farmers Yesterday the Environment Secretary met with members of the National Farmers Union’s Next Generation Forum to discuss their hopes and aspirations for agriculture outside the EU. Following the meeting, forum chairman, Richard …
Environment Agency readies communities for possible flooding linked to Hurricane Ophelia As remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head towards the UK, Environment Agency officers have been working with partners to prepare for possible coastal flood impacts. Recent flood forecasts suggest that …
This week: Ivory ban, sentences for animal cruelty increase, £50 million Leeds flood defence scheme, plastic waste, protected food names and CAP funding in Scotland.