Judge calls for a ‘science based approach’ from Defra and highlights weakness of process  (continue) PestSmart – Welsh Water Project to prevent pesticide pollution rolled out across Wales (continue) Farmers Weekly: The ban on metaldehyde slug pellets is being overturned after the High Court in London agreed with a challenge on the legality of the […]

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The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) recently reviewed the principal natural capital terms used in its advice. This paper provides a summary of this terminology, recognising that in some cases the definitions may differ from the literature. This guide will be reviewed and updated periodically and is intended to be used primarily for NCC purposes. Click […]

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Interesting overview encompassing thinking on sustainability and one planet living. ‘Helping regulated businesses to reduce water use, carbon-based energy use, materials use ..’ ‘At SEPA, we are changing the way we regulate. That’s why we are launching our new Regulatory Strategy. We have chosen the title ‘One Planet Prosperity’ to reflect the challenge all nations face […]

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‘It could never happen to me’ – Challenging business misconceptions The Environment Agency working on flood resilience and has launched a campaign to ensure North East businesses are prepared for flooding. Since 1998 there has been at least one serious flood every year with businesses more likely to flood than be destroyed by fire. Recent events […]

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Reducing Anglian’s energy costs & it is one of the biggest electricity consumers in the Anglian region. This innovation using storage shows how renewables could substantially reduce Company & environmental costs. Anglian Water solar power & storage scheme will up energy generation by 80% & create extra revenue stream Anglian Water is partnering with Open Energi and redT […]

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Summary of consultees and government response August 2018 Between 5 and 26 April 2018 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) held an informal consultation on the types and sizes of nationally significant water resources infrastructure in the Planning Act 2008 (‘the Planning Act’). The consultation can be found at: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/water/npsinfrastructure-types-and-sizes.The consultation was […]

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Native crayfish make comeback in Lincolnshire and Chinese jellyfish turns up in Cheshire canal (continue) Happy dace for River Tyne fish survey: Work to assess release regime from Kielder reservoir The Environment Agency joined forces with expert anglers for the second year running to carry out an important survey to assess the numbers of dace. […]

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