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Minister for London visits Thames Tideway Tunnel as multibillion engineering project gets underway

Minister for London visits Thames Tideway Tunnel as multibillion engineering project gets underway

The scheme, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, will modernise London’s ageing sewage system for 100 years.

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New tax measures to improve air quality

New tax measures to improve air quality

New proposals to increase the take up of low emission vans have been unveiled.

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South West Water fined for polluting Salcombe and Dartmouth

South West Water fined for polluting Salcombe and Dartmouth

Salty water entering the treatment system meant untreated sewage was being discharged numerous times.

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New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit

New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit

Environmental Principles and Governance Bill announced as consultation launches on new body to hold government to account.

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Master and vessel owner fined for fishing in Bass Nursery Area during closed period

Master and vessel owner fined for fishing in Bass Nursery Area during closed period

Master and vessel owner found guilty of fisheries offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Air Quality Information Bulletin

Air Quality Information Bulletin

A high pressure system persisting over the UK has brought warm and still conditions today (7 May 2018), resulting in increased levels of ground ozone.

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Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation in the Eastern, North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland districts

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Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution

Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution

Representatives from the sports sector will explore how the industry can tackle marine plastic pollution.

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Blue Belt publication for schools launched

Blue Belt publication for schools launched

New Government publication introduces the Blue Belt Programme to secondary school children.

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Clean up work underway in Salisbury in next phase of recovery

Clean up work underway in Salisbury in next phase of recovery

Work is beginning in Salisbury to decontaminate potentially affected sites for the city and its visitors.

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Sellafield in conversation

Sellafield in conversation

Take a look at Sellafield through the eyes and voices of our employees.

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Statement on Ofwat and rebuilding public trust in the water sector

Statement on Ofwat and rebuilding public trust in the water sector

Environment Agency Chair's response to Ofwat's agenda for water companies

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Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

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English fishing vessels sought for trials which may help to reduce discards

English fishing vessels sought for trials which may help to reduce discards

The MMO is looking for English fishing vessels to take part in trials aiming to encourage more selective fishing activity

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Trust Your Vet on antibiotic treatment

Trust Your Vet on antibiotic treatment

A new antibiotic resistance campaign is encouraging pet owners to accept vet advice that antibiotics might not always be the remedy.

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New requirements for farmers to improve environment for all

New requirements for farmers to improve environment for all

New rules are now in force which will protect the water environment and save farmers money.

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Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

GLD lawyers join the fight against plastic pollution.

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Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

GLD lawyers join the fight against plastic pollution.

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Transfer of marine regulation powers and changes to harbour regulations in Wales

Transfer of marine regulation powers and changes to harbour regulations in Wales

From 1 April 2018 marine regulation will transfer from the MMO to NRW and Harbour Orders in Wales will transfer from the MMO to the Welsh Government

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First tree planted in River Aire natural flood management pilot

First tree planted in River Aire natural flood management pilot

The first of 450 trees in a £500,000 natural flood management pilot scheme on the River Aire have been planted to reduce flood risk.

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New Seafish Chair announced

New Seafish Chair announced

Former deputy Chair and acting Chair Brian Young will now permanently take up the role.

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Nine beaches designated as bathing waters on the south coast

Nine beaches designated as bathing waters on the south coast

8 beaches in Cornwall and a beach in Bournemouth have been designated as bathing waters.

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Natural England Board members appointed

Natural England Board members appointed

The Secretary of State has appointed 5 members of the Board of Natural England.

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Litter Innovation Fund: Government backs new community projects

Litter Innovation Fund: Government backs new community projects

The first tranche of funding has been awarded to innovative litter-fighting projects across Britain

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Changes to processes for sediment sampling and analysis

Changes to processes for sediment sampling and analysis

Additional laboratories now validated to provide sediment sampling and analysis as part of the marine licensing process.

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Update on marine licence: disposal of dredged material at Sprey Point

Update on marine licence: disposal of dredged material at Sprey Point

The MMO has provided a further update on its work looking into concerns about Teignmouth beach.

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Devon dredging and disposal licence suspended

Devon dredging and disposal licence suspended

The MMO has announced it has suspended a marine licence for dredging and disposal of materials off the coast of Devon.

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Peatlands to be restored in the North West

Peatlands to be restored in the North West

Environment Agency secures £160,000 to restore peatlands across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

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Farm inspection review announced

Farm inspection review announced

A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today.

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‘Far too many serious pollution incidents’ says Environment Agency water quality report

‘Far too many serious pollution incidents’ says Environment Agency water quality report

Environment Agency publishes State of the Environment: Water Quality report

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Environment Minister visits North America to turn tide on marine plastic

Environment Minister visits North America to turn tide on marine plastic

Thérèse Coffey meets Canadian and American counterparts to discuss marine pollution objectives.

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Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Environment Agency secures £155,000 in charitable donations through Enforcement Undertakings following pollution incidents

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Update on investigation into Whitstable oyster farm activity

Update on investigation into Whitstable oyster farm activity

The MMO has concluded its investigation into alleged unlicensed marine activity in Whitstable, Kent.

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Guidance on 2018 bass fishing published

Guidance on 2018 bass fishing published

The MMO has published guidance on bass fishing in 2018

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Have your say on marine planning in England

Have your say on marine planning in England

Consultation workshops taking place soon

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Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

The Environment Agency lowered water levels which revealed well-preserved clues about Somerset's heritage and wetlands.

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Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

The Floods Minister has marked the start of works on the Boston Barrier, a £100 million tidal flood defence which will protect 14,000 Lincolnshire properties.

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Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Desk note developed to support marine licence applications

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CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

Crediton firm admits it should have checked farmers had necessary permits to accept the waste from building and construction sites.

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Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat Expert Panel will help shape future bat conservation.

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Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Reminder for fishermen whose licences were monitored as part of the 2015 capping exercise.

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New Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications

New Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications

New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment

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Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan

Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan

Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within a quarter of a century.

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Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

The RFCC chair appointments have been announced

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New Northern Forest gets Government backing

New Northern Forest gets Government backing

The Prime Minister has announced plans for a new Northern Forest as part of the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan

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