Yorkshire Water fined £150,000 for sewage leaks

The company pleaded guilty to two charges at an earlier hearing and in response to the incident, Yorkshire Water placed aeration equipment in the Mother Drain

Living next to landfill site has made five-year-old’s life ‘unbearable’

Tom Currie, uncle of a five-year-old boy living next to a Staffordshire landfill site told ELN, noxious fumes are affecting his nephew’s breathing problems

Flood defence scheme: Where should new trees be planted in York?

In partnership with the City of York Council, the Environment Agency has identified the importance of increasing tree cover in the city as a way of contributing to their carbon neutral goal

Man jailed for illegally dumping and burning waste in Northumberland

Dominic Allen, 25, from Old Swarland, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and given 18 months to clear the site

Company in Birmingham donates £12.9k to charity after recycling failure

The Environment Agency has accepted its payment to charity as an alternative to sanction or prosecution

Environment Agency: ‘Certain water companies fall short of their environmental responsibilities’

Last year saw the second-highest number of serious pollution incidents since 2015, a new report suggests

Southern Water fined record £90m for dumping sewage into sea

It pleaded guilty to 6,971 unlawful sewage discharges between 2010 and 2015, found to be caused by ‘deliberate failings’ and polluting rivers in Kent, Hampshire and Sussex

UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Thames Water fined £4m after ‘catastrophic’ sewage spill

Around 79m litres of untreated sewage sludge escaped across an area of around 6,500 square metres – it took 30 people a day for almost a month to clean up the sludge, which was said to be ankle deep in places

Low carbon concrete keeps the tides away

The Environment Agency will use this measure to lower its emissions coming from anti-flood projects