Environment News:

Are your houseplants bad for the environment?
…" to reusing plastic pots, British gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners have… of an environmental impact than multiple trips to the garden centre in a car, and that many UK… environmental charity Kids Against Plastic with her younger sister, Ella, wants buyers…


How bad are asthma inhalers for the environment?
… Today's Science, Environment & Rural Affairs Correspondent on his morning nursery run…


Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'
…% of consumers think biodegradable or compostable plastic is environmentally friendly… and resources strategy is one that prioritises reducing the environmental impact… the environment, a report says. Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which…


Bullying still rife at NHS Highland , GMB claims
…Staff continue to be bullied at NHS Highland, a union has claimed. The warning from the GMB Union comes as the new chief executive for the health board, Paul Hawkins, begins his role. Gavin Smith said NHS Highland had "ignored" parts of…


Environment Agency backs Rivenhall waste incinerator plans
… of environmental protection as that afforded by the current permit. As a result, we… been given draft permission to operate by the Environment Agency. Gent Fairhead… and impact on the environment but the agency said it would accept the changes. It said…


Brexit: Fisheries Bill to enshrine sustainability in law
…, from Greener UK - a coalition of 13 environmental organisations - said the focus… Fisheries Policy in December. Environment group Greener UK welcomed the focus… in areas like financial services". But Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers insisted…


Plane v train: What is the cost of flying?
…Do people consider the environment before taking short-haul flights? Reporter…


Off-road motorcyclists damage 'precious' Manx peat
…. Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot said bikers had used the area "as a playground…" and shown "scant regard for our environment". PC Claire Sproule-Craine said riders… into the atmosphere. PC Sproule-Craine said the damage was "detrimental to our environment


Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'
… Glacier Collaboration. The BBC's chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt…


Mobuoy dump: Minster rules out public inquiry
…The environment minister has ruled out a public inquiry into the dumping… the Green Party, Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots ruled one out. He told… and surrounding environment. Northern Ireland Water conducts regular testing of water at its…