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Report by the Environment Agency urges action to improve biodiversity

The newly published report by the Environment Agency (EA) calls for urgent action to address England's biodiversity and climate crisis. It focuses on the use of land and the...

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The "Big Plastic Count" survey shows that plastic recycling doesn't work

For one week in May 2022, Greenpeace UK organised "The Big Plastic Count" to see how much plastic is being used in each household and categorise each type of plastic that was being disposed of.

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Solvay Derbyshire wins Risk Reduction Through Design Award

Every year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) along with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) recognise design innovations to reduce the risk o...

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Carlsberg fined £3m for ammonia gas leak in 2016

On 28 June 2022, Carlsberg was fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured after an ammonia gas leak on their site in Northampton.

An investigation carr...

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Development dismissed over impact on local bat population

An application for the development of 18 homes in Flintshire, Wales has been refused because of the impact it would have on the local bat population.

The developers appealed the decision af...

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Support for global marine environment at UN Ocean Conference

World leaders have announced new initiatives to protect the global marine environment at the UN Ocean Conference.

The UN Ocean Conference hosted in Lisbon, following the fifth session of th...

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Emissions from cement sector double in last 20 years

A new report has stated that emissions from the production of cement have more than doubled in the last 20 years. 

The report produced by a greenhouse gas emissions scientist at Norway...

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Decline in planning applications

Statistics published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) show a 12% decrease in planning applications from the previous year.

Between January and March 2022,...

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UK's first hydrogen-powered refinery furnace arrives

A multi-million-pound hydrogen-powered furnace has arrived at the Port of Liverpool.

The furnace is part of a major investment by Essar Oil UK, and will be installed at its refinery in...

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Global energy consumption soars

A report by BP into a statistical review of global energy, estimates that global energy consumption has surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

In 2021 demand for global primary energy levels increa...

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Regulations expanding the list who can sign "fit notes" come into force

On 1 July 2022, a new set of amending Regulations came into force which expand the list of "medical professionals" who can sign statements - so-called "fit notes" for the purposes of Statutory Sick...

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US vote is a major setback for emissions cuts

In what is being described as a landmark ruling, the US Supreme Court has voted to limit the powers that President Biden and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have to reduce greenhouse g...

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OEP to investigate Government over sewage discharges

Back in November 2021, the Environment Act 2021 formally established the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP). The OEP i...

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UK's largest carbon capture plant opens

The UK’s first and largest industrial scale carbon capture and usage plant has been opened by Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) in Northwich.

Their site manufactures pharmaceutical grade so...

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Proposed fracking site denied planning permission

In June 2018, an application was submitted by INEOS Upstream Ltd to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for planning permission for a new well site for shale gas exploration. The Council rejecte...

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