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Construction firm fined over unsafe roof work

A construction firm, Exquisite Solutions (Alsager) Limited, and its director Ali Wit Wit, have been prosecuted after they carried out unsafe work on the roof of a multi-storey building in Mancheste...

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Mechanical forests could be used to capture CO2

A team of scientists at Arizona State University have developed technology similar to a 'mechanical tree' that could be built in forests to capture CO2 emissions.

The structures use a comme...

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New requirements for climate-related financial disclosures

From 6 April 2022, climate-related financial disclosures will have to be made in strategic reports or energy and carbon reports by certain companies.

Since 2015, methods of increasing repor...

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Cake factory fined for polluting a stream in Cardiff

A Welsh cake company Memory Lane Cakes was prosecuted by the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for polluting a local stream with untreated dishwater.

In April 2019 the <...

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Serious injury after saw incident

An employee has been seriously injured after his finger came into contact with a saw blade, leading to a fine for Neil Smith (Export Services) Limited.

In September 2019, an employee was us...

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State of UK high streets highlighted in new research

Research conducted by Think tank Centre for Cities, "Cities Outlook 2022",...

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Quarter of world’s population had record hot year in 2021

According to new data from leading US climate scientists, nearly a quarter of the world's population experienced a record hot year during 2021, as the climate crisis continues to exacerbate tempera...

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RTPI Cymru publishes study into sustainable rural living in Wales

RTPI Cymru has published a report entitled "Living Locally in Rural Wales" which explores living in rural areas in Wales and what role the planning system can play in supporting sustainable local l...

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North East partners sentenced for waste offences

Business partners Louise Bland and David McNeill from Gateshead have been sentenced following a joint investigation by the Environment Agency and Newcastle City Council into...

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New plans to tackle waste crime

The Government has announced plans to reform the waste industry in order to try and tackle illegal waste activity such as fly-tipping and illegal exports of waste.

As part of the reform, th...

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Khan explores extra air pollution plans

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has asked Transport for London what he can "reasonably" do in order to encourage Londoners to move away from driving and instead walk, cycle or use public transport.

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Results of Housing Delivery Test 2021 published

The results of the Housing Delivery Test 2021 have been published, showing that 51 councils did not deliver 75% of their housing target for 2021, meaning they now face the presumption in favour of...

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Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment published

The government has published the third assessment of risks of climate change on the UK. The assessment is required to be published every five years under the Climate Change Act...

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Chemical pollution planetary boundary crossed

A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has claimed that chemical pollution has passed a safe limit for humans. This level of pollution threatens the stability of gl...

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Environment Agency tells staff to "Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events"

Staff in England's Environment Agency are told to "shut down" and ignore reports of low impact pollution events due to lack of available funds for investigation, according t...

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