Climate crisis hits ‘worst case scenario’ levels – Environment Agency head Sir James Bevan says extreme flooding in UK indicates urgent need for change if humanity is to survive The climate emergency is already hitting “worst case scenario” levels that if left unchecked will lead to the collapse of ecosystems, with dire consequences for humanity, […]

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Better regulation needed to protect environment and boost economy, says Environment Agency Chief Executive.  The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, is calling for a modern approach to regulation in order to protect air, land, and water from future threats, including the climate emergency. Sir James’ appeal comes as the UK contemplates […]

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Revealed: no penalties issued under ‘useless’ English farm pollution laws Exclusive: Environment Agency has failed to prosecute or fine any of 243 documented violations since 2018 Campaigners have called legislation designed to reduce water pollution caused by agriculture in England “useless” as data reveals there have been no prosecutions or fines issued despite regular documented […]

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Two pieces on water scarcity – the article below and the EA’s consultation Drought and Water Scarcity Management Policy in England and Wales—Current Failings and the Potential of Civic Innovation ‘Environment Agency – new consultation on water stress to inform decisions on compulsory metering by water companies The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a new consultation […]

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