Environment Agency: Climate emergency hitting ‘worst case scenario’ levels

Chief Executive Sir James Bevan said if left unchecked, climate change will kill more people and do much more harm, than COVID-19

Seven areas to be classified as water stressed

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation to safeguard water supplies

Environment Agency seeks views on new nuclear power station design

The Environment Agency has identified six ‘potential issues’ of the UK Hualong Pressurised Water Reactor

Waste criminal ordered to pay £2.1m for illegal site

John Bruce, aged 48 from Pershore, has been given three months to pay the fine or face seven years in jail

Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream with wastewater

The money has been given to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to fund environmental improvements following an investigation by the Environment Agency

Portland Scrap Metal fined £15k for illegally storing waste vehicles

The court heard the company kept waste vehicles on site despite its environmental permit not allowing it to store, keep or treat those vehicles

Illegal waste containers shipped to Sri Lanka brought back to the UK

Those responsible could face up to two years in prison and an unlimited fine

Yorkshire households warned to not become ‘accidental’ waste criminals

There are concerns about the number of ‘man and van’ adverts and self-promotion on Facebook and other social media platforms offering to take away people’s rubbish

Government opens £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Funding will be provided for environmental charities and their partners to work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change

Water company chiefs challenged on environmental performance

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said while water companies coped well under increased pressure during the lockdown, she made clear much stronger action is needed on environmental priorities

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