Environment Bill: New legal duties on water companies to tackle sewage discharges

During wet weather, storm overflows act to prevent sewers becoming overloaded with a combination of sewage and rain and release diluted wastewater into rivers

UK maritime sector begins clean shipping voyage

The Clean Maritime Council aims to devise a strategy to reduce emissions to improve air quality on and around waterways, ports and shipping lanes

Plymouth Uni granted £200k for microplastics research

The project will be used to improve scientific understanding of how tiny plastic particles from tyres and fishing gear enter waterways and oceans