Environment News:

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief
… be aware of their environmental impact and have policies and routines to reduce them… and attitude towards environmental footprints does not set a positive example… of UN Environment. The report says he incurred costs of $488,518 (£373,557) while…


Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food and environment
… takes issue with that view. The researchers measured the environmental costs… environmental costs than lower-yielding systems. "We are certainly not pro conventional… should welcome the news that more efficient systems have lower environmental impact…


Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet
…An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by "promoting… Environment Secretary John Gummer. Scientist Dr David Coombes called the tweet… with environment group Friends of the Earth, told the BBC: "As she is under-secretary of state…


Brexit: NI 'dangerously behind' on environment plans
… of a submission by a coalition of environmental groups to a Westminster committee. They say…. They claim it is starting from a "much lower baseline" on environmental governance than… environmental groups including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Ulster…


Pheasant shoots on Natural Resources Wales land to end
… to NRW by the Environment Minister who said the Welsh Government was against… implications for jobs and the environment" in Wales. "Shooting is worth £75m annually…


Reading study finds 'new pathway' for plastic pollution
… is "contaminating almost every corner of the environment", scientists have said. A study… pollution was "everywhere, not just the marine environment". "Knowing that plastic can… every corner of the environment and its ecosystems."…


Brexit 'could damage UK environment'
… a new, independent, statutory body to hold government to account on environmental… on environmental principles to apply following EU Exit. “We are consulting as widely…The environment is still at risk of damage after Brexit, according to a cross…


Theresa May announces new environment bill
… groups who feared that the government’s promises on environmental protection had… duties on the secretary of state to deliver on environmental objectives like clean…A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister…


Brexit: Future PM 'could change EU relationship'
… and the EU, Michael Gove has said. But the environment secretary told the BBC's Andrew…


'Hostile environment' checks paused after Windrush scandal
environment" policy after ministers said part of it had been paused. Data-sharing aimed…. This was part of what has been called the "hostile environment" approach to curbing illegal… for those affected. "When she says pause, why not scrap this hostile environment which…