Environment News:

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet
…An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by "promoting… Environment Secretary John Gummer. Scientist Dr David Coombes called the tweet… with environment group Friends of the Earth, told the BBC: "As she is under-secretary of state…


Brexit: NI 'dangerously behind' on environment plans
… of a submission by a coalition of environmental groups to a Westminster committee. They say…. They claim it is starting from a "much lower baseline" on environmental governance than… environmental groups including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Ulster…


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…


'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…


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…


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.…


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…


Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?
… are concerned about the environment, we have to pay for it," said Serge Wich, professor…. "In the products that we buy, the cost to the environment has to be incorporated." What is palm…


Beaches 'spoiled': Should rock stacking be banned?
… say building new ones spoils pristine environments and could be a threat… a worrying trend. "People are doing it with no education of the environment so they don't… think getting into the environment is great, but with the growth of social media…