Work begins to remove plastic from Cumbrian river

The 2.5km of plastic was installed around 25 years ago in the River Keekle near Whitehaven to protect it from contamination from mineworks

Thames Water fined £700k for sewage pollution

The Environment Agency said up to 30 million litres of sewage were released from the Maidenhead Sewage Treatment plant

United Utilities pays £500k after polluting river and killing fish

The leak originated from the Riverton Water Treatment Works

Northumbrian Water to pay out £1.1m over pollution offences

The financial contributions are expected to go towards environmentally focused work located in and around the areas where the incidents occurred

Biffa guilty of exporting banned waste to China

The waste giant said it ‘strongly contested’ the decision and is considering making an appeal

Southern Water faces record £126m penalty over ‘shocking’ sewage failures

The Environment Agency has launched a criminal investigation into the case

Anaerobic digestion firm fined £19,000 for odour pollution

According to the Environment Agency, families from the nearby registered travelling community site left their homes for more than four weeks

UK pledges export support for global climate change adaptation

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox also announced an agreement between UK Export Finance and AECOM to promote the nation’s expertise in climate resilience

Environment Agency uses new legal powers to block illegal waste site

The regulator can apply for a Restriction Order to the court to prohibit access to – and the transfer of waste into – premises or a specified part of premises

Yorkshire Water donates £200k after sewage pollution

The donation to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust comes after the water company admitted to sewage entering the Pissy Beds Drain