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Asian hornet: UK sightings

Asian hornet: UK sightings

The latest updates on Asian hornet sightings in the UK in 2019.

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Young leaders around the world to join the fight against plastic pollution

Young leaders around the world to join the fight against plastic pollution

The Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge will be extended to a further 15 countries.

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Bovine TB: Direction on licensing of badger control operations in Derbyshire

Bovine TB: Direction on licensing of badger control operations in Derbyshire

Direction to Natural England on the licensing of badger control in Derbyshire.

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Cash boost and fairer funding formula for farmers across the UK

Cash boost and fairer funding formula for farmers across the UK

Government announces new fairer allocation of farm funding across the UK , as farm budget is topped up with over £56 million until 2022.

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Natasha's legacy becomes law

Natasha's legacy becomes law

‘Natasha’s Law’ introduced to protect allergy sufferers and give them confidence in the food they buy.

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Public concern for nature reaches all time high

Public concern for nature reaches all time high

New national statistics show changes in how people use and relate to the natural environment.

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Secretary of State Appoints NPAs and AONB Conservation Boards

Secretary of State Appoints NPAs and AONB Conservation Boards

Secretary of State Appointments to National Park Authorities and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards

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Defra chief scientist departs after seven years in post

Defra chief scientist departs after seven years in post

Defra CSA Professor Sir Ian Boyd marks his last day

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Defra chief scientist departs after seven years in post

Defra chief scientist departs after seven years in post

Defra CSA Professor Sir Ian Boyd marks his last day

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Theresa Villiers visits RSPB headquarters

Theresa Villiers visits RSPB headquarters

The Environment Secretary visited the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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Regulations on the import of forestry machinery

Regulations on the import of forestry machinery

From 1st September 2019, machinery or vehicles that have been used for agricultural or forestry purposes will be subject to plant health regulations when imported from any third country.

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Public to have their say on the food system of the future

Public to have their say on the food system of the future

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry.

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World Elephant Day: UK gives a helping hand to iconic mammals

World Elephant Day: UK gives a helping hand to iconic mammals

UK Government funding is successfully supporting the protection of elephants - helping local livelihoods, ecosystem function and global biodiversity

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Record breaking year for hen harrier breeding

Record breaking year for hen harrier breeding

It has been a record breeding season for hen harriers in England according to figures from Natural England.

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Activation of Bellwin Scheme and cash boost for Whaley Bridge

Activation of Bellwin Scheme and cash boost for Whaley Bridge

Local communities and businesses impacted by last week’s heavy rain and flooding will have access to £5.25m to support their recovery.

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Air quality plan: letter requesting progress update

Air quality plan: letter requesting progress update

Letters from the Environment Minister to City Councils on the progress of plans to improve air quality.

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£2.5 million extra funding for farmers working together on environmental projects

£2.5 million extra funding for farmers working together on environmental projects

Fourth national round of funding for the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund opens for applications.

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Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers visits Whaley Bridge

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers visits Whaley Bridge

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers visited Whaley Bridge where she met with emergency response teams working to fix a breach at Toddbrook Reservoir.

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Equine Viral Arteritis confirmed in Shropshire

Equine Viral Arteritis confirmed in Shropshire

The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed a new case of Equine Viral Arteritis in Shropshire

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Environment Secretary's speech at Countryfile Live 2019

Environment Secretary's speech at Countryfile Live 2019

The Environment Secretary's speech at Countryfile Live which took place at Blenheim Palace on Thursday 1 August 2019.

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Plastic bag sales down 90% since introduction of 5p charge

Plastic bag sales down 90% since introduction of 5p charge

New figures show sales of single-use bags by England's seven biggest retailers continued to fall in 2018/19.

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UK to ratify international protocol to reduce air pollution

UK to ratify international protocol to reduce air pollution

The government has taken an important step towards ratifying the 2012 amendments to the Gothenburg Protocol.

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