Environment News:

From Olympian to environment activist
… across Europe. But Slovenian Environment Minister Marko Maver said hydropower…


Doubts grow over UK environment protection post-Brexit
… had four chances to guarantee equal environmental standards after Brexit, but have… Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) to take on the job of ensuring ministers…. Mary Creagh, the Environmental Audit Committee chair, said: "The only reason…


'Challenging environment' blamed for Swindon retail complex store closures
environment" for the closure of three businesses within five years. The £50m Regent Circus… environment is well documented and we have every sympathy for those who were employed…


General election 2019: Have flood and fire services been cut by the Conservatives?
… of claims about the cuts to funding for the Environment Agency and front-line fire… of Yorkshire". "Under the Tories, front-line flood response and Environment Agency staff… at the Environment Agency under the Conservatives Asked by Reality Check where the 20% figure had…


Wales National Marine Plan aims for energy while protecting seas
… applications as well, as the environmental regulator Natural Resources Wales and others… environmental impact must be looked at in detail. State of Nature 2019: Hundreds of species… generation, while also protecting wildlife. Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths claimed…


Brazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill
… sea turtles, two seabirds and one fish have been found dead, the environmental… for the oil. Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches Fines for environmental crimes drop… a response, saying the spill has caused environmental damage in an area spanning 2,100km…


What's in the government's new environment bill?
…A bill to tackle environmental priorities is to be published by the government… watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection, is being created to hold… environmental standards. But campaigners fear that the new watchdog could be muzzled, tamed…


General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £5bn for flood prevention
… it," Mr Corbyn said. "We are in the midst of climate and environment emergency… to increase the environment department's budget by £1bn per year. Ms Swinson has faced… said on a visit to Bristol. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs…


Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment
… Johnson's government has set out "ambitious" policies on crime, health, the environment… of detentions. An environment bill to "enshrine principles in law" and set legally binding…


England floods: What is making them worse?
…? Environment correspondent Matt McGrath has been looking at the likely causes of the floods…-mile stretch of the River Don. The Environment Agency said that these flood… protecting cities at the expense of the countryside? The Environment Agency examine each…