Construction company fined after dumper truck trapped an employee

A construction company was fined after a driver was trapped when a dumper truck overturned at a site in Cornwall.

Plymouth Magistrates' Court heard how in April 2019 an employee became trap...

click to continue
Retailers ditch glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis have said they will not be using glitter in their own-brand Christmas products this year.

Glitter, which is made of tiny pieces of plastic, can wash into...

click to continue
Christmas markets cancelled causes Covid-safe rethink

A growing number of cities are cancelling their Christmas markets due to concerns over commercial and public safety regarding COVID-19.

In December 2019, VisitEngland's Christmas tourism su...

click to continue
Stonehenge development consent order could face legal action

A newly formed organisation, Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site (SSWHS), is launching a legal challenge to the recently approved development of a tunnel under Stonehenge.

Earlier in Novemb...

click to continue
Homes in Fife to be fitted with green hydrogen

Around 300 homes in Fife in Scotland will be fitted with 100% green hydrogen to cook food and heat their properties as part of the new trial that aims to help the transition from natural gas to a z...

click to continue
Beavers make history in Exmoor

For the first time in over 400 years, beavers have constructed a dam in the UK on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor, which has resulted in almost instant wildlife benefits.

Beavers were re-int...

click to continue
Government's new plan for Nature Recovery Network for England

In January 2018 the UK Government published a 25 Year Environment Plan which aims to improve the environment within a generation, setting out ambitious targets, among which...

click to continue
Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard that in March 2018...

click to continue
Police investigate I'm A Celebrity over non-native bug use

Following complaints about the use of non-native bugs and concerns they could have escaped into the Welsh countryside, police gave advice to the producers of I'm A Celebrity and are investigating t...

click to continue
New UK ETS legislation published

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order SI 2020/1265 has been published and will come into operation on 1 January 2021.

It is the UK...

click to continue
MPs oppose planning reforms

The Government announced a major reform of the planning system in August and launched a consultation on their proposed plans. The reforms are designed around three pillars (development, beautiful a...

click to continue
Emissions boom predicted from Black Friday sales

Price comparison website has confirmed nine out of 10 shoppers plan to order online in the 2020 Black Friday sale, creating a surge in vehicle emissions.

Lockdown had already cr...

click to continue
Changes to radiation guidance
click to continue
CO2 levels rise through pandemic

During lockdown 1.0, noticeable environmental changes occurred. Due to the fact that only a tiny percentage of the population was allowed to travel during that time, air pollution levels dropped dr...

click to continue
Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today (18 November 2020) an ambitious ten-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" which aims to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs, putting...

click to continue