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…


Tests confirm sewage did not leak into bathing water near Poole
…, environmental tests have confirmed. Wessex Water apologised on Tuesday after a sewer main… near the A350 Holes Bay Road in Poole burst. The Environment Agency (EA) initially…


'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…


Reality Check: Why is President Trump creating a space force?
… to be countered. "The space environment has fundamentally changed in the last generation…. "People possibly don't know that space already is a military environment," says…


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.…


Fracking firm Cuadrilla breaches waste management permit
… site. A spokesman for the environmental charity, Connor Schwartz, said… environmental standards and they "can only go ahead if they are safe for people… it hoped to begin fracking there next month. The Environment Agency (EA) said…