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Recycling company prosecuted after employee injured

Recycling company, PG Skips Limited of The Lowe, Wem, Shropshire, has been prosecuted following an employee sustaining injuries.

On 9 October 2017, an 18 year old employee of the company wa...

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Farmer sentenced following fatal cattle attack

A farmer, Christopher Paul Sharpe, and partner in J H Sharp and Son, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of the public was fatally at...

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HSE and DEFRA want to determine suppliers and retailers supply chain communications about SVHCs in a survey

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) opened up a set of surveys in relation to th...

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Severe bleaching to hit all coral when global heating hits 1.5C

According to a new study of the world's reefs, once global heating reaches 1.5C, almost no corals on the planet will escape severe bleaching.

The research suggests that the reefs in areas t...

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Millions of trees planted next to rivers with hopes to save wild salmon

In order to protect salmon from the worst effects of climate heating, millions of trees are being planted beside Scotland's most remote rivers. 

F...

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Flowers arrive ahead of time as climate heats up

A study has found that as the climate heats up, plants are flowering a month earlier in the UK.

Researchers in the study examined 420,000 recorded date...

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Analysis finds England’s poor urban areas have fewest protected green spaces

A first of it's kind analysis has found that despite the fact they are needed there the most, poorer urban areas in England are the least likely to have protected local green spaces. 

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British farmers told to cut meat and dairy output by a third

The Land of Plenty report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), acts as a blueprint for how the agriculture and land-use sectors can help fight climate change.

WWF has said des...

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"Point of no return" for extreme heat in oceans passed in 2014

According to research, 2014 marked the “point of no return” for extreme heat in the world's oceans, and has now become the new normal level. 

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UK government is failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating

A cross-party committee of MPs has warned the UK government that the current policies and lack of clear plans to end reliance on gas to address the issue of rising energy prices and the commitment...

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HSE issues safety notice for offshore crane boom hoist rope

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety notice for offshore crane boom hoist ropes following two separate incidents that resulted in the failure of a cran...

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Regeneration programme for 20 areas in England

The government has announced that there will be a new regeneration programme aimed at helping disadvantaged communities develop more homes, jobs and beautiful areas.

Initially, 20 areas wil...

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UK Bill aims to cut retained EU red tape

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out plans to reduce the amount of red tape that is contained in EU laws retained by the UK following Brexit.

In accordance with the ...

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House of Lords raise concerns over marquee permitted development rights

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has raised concerns about legislation laid before Parliament that change building regulations and planning law.

The committee&rsq...

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Focus on heat pumps over hydrogen

A new research report from the Imperial College London Energy Futures Lab suggests that the government should focus on heat pump installations instead of hydrogen in the challenge to decarbonise ho...

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