Thames Water hopes to harness human ‘poo power’ to heat homes. Company says sewage plan would avoid 105,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over 30 years. From the Guardian On the downside, Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution incident. Judge says firm’s breach of environmental standards in 2016 amounted to ‘high negligence’. Read […]

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Last week I was made aware by Jacqui McGlade of a UN Meeting convened by the Global Partnership on marine litter and plastics.  The recordings on the webinar on this link is an informative update on this issue with an international flavour. Live Stream on: Marine Litter and Micro-plastic Mitigation and Prevention – 12 speakers […]

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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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The Guardian ‘A local authority has admitted it should not have granted planning permission for a vast broiler unit in the “poultry capital of Wales” after campaigners crowdfunded a judicial review. Powys county council opposed the legal challenge, brought by activists from Sustainable Food Knighton (SFK). Knighton is a small market town near the border with England.  […]

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