Environment News:

Theresa May announces new environment bill
… groups who feared that the government’s promises on environmental protection had… duties on the secretary of state to deliver on environmental objectives like clean…A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister…


Brexit 'could damage UK environment'
… a new, independent, statutory body to hold government to account on environmental… on environmental principles to apply following EU Exit. “We are consulting as widely…The environment is still at risk of damage after Brexit, according to a cross…


Environment Agency steps in over 'smelly building site'
…The Environment Agency has demanded that a foul-smelling building site must…. The Environment Agency said: "Whilst it is not possible to prevent all smells, we required…


'Hostile environment' checks paused after Windrush scandal
environment" policy after ministers said part of it had been paused. Data-sharing aimed…. This was part of what has been called the "hostile environment" approach to curbing illegal… for those affected. "When she says pause, why not scrap this hostile environment which…


Scott Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency
…Scandal-hit Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the US Environmental… climate accords. In his turn Mr Trump has praised him for cutting back environmental… and repealing many measures designed to protect the environment. Mr Trump had become fed up…


Welsh microbeads ban 'to protect environment'
… an adverse impact on marine life. Environment minster Hannah Blythyn said the ban… is needed to protect the environment.…


Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?
… they break down in the environment "like a leaf, only quicker", and the technology…


Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip
…Video of a seabed filmed by BBC environment correspondent Claire Marshall…


Twmbarlwm fire: Second fire at site of 'deliberate' blaze
… to the ground and environment," Matt Jones, head of the fire crime unit at South Wales Fire…


Could this 'biodegradable bag' cut plastic pollution?
… a total ban? Michael Laurier, the chief executive of Symphony EnvironmentalEnvironmental, the UK's biggest producer of Oxo additives. But he did not declare that fact…-degradable plastic as an environmentally friendly solution is absurd," she said. "If you…