England faces ‘the serious risk of running out of water by 2040’

That’s the warning from the Public Accounts Committee, which accuses Defra, Ofwat and the Environment Agency of having ‘taken their eye off the ball’

Environmental projects secure £1.4m of funding raised by fining companies that broke rules

The Environment Agency says donations to environmental projects are offered to offenders as an alternative to prosecutions

Waste-to-energy facility in Essex gets go-ahead from Environment Agency

The rubbish-burning project is expected to supply enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes

Britain needs ‘vital infrastructure to resist coming climate shocks’

The government should set clear resilience standards for infrastructure operators and introduce stress tests, according to a new report

UK £30bn pension fund threatens asset managers over climate risk

Brunel Pension Partnership believes the finance sector is ‘not fit for purpose’ and wants investment managers to align their emissions with the Paris benchmarks by 2022

New taskforce launched to crackdown on waste criminals

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will target serious and organised waste crime, such as falsely labelling waste so it can be exported to unsuspecting countries

Blaise Biogas AD plant in Kent seeks environmental permit

A consultation on the application is now open, with the local community invited to give their views until 31st January 2020

Severn Trent Water pays £226k for sewage pollution

The incident at Rothley Brook, Leicestershire took place in August 2016 and killed more than 2,000 fish

Sunderland man fined £12k for illegal waste operation

Clifford Shee, aged 55, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for operating outside the requirements of three exempt waste activities

Environment Agency issues raft of flood warnings and alerts for the UK

The move follows heavy rain this weekend causing rivers across the country to come close to overflowing their banks