Hull launches community flood warning scheme

As part of the ten year anniversary of the 2007 floods, Hull City Council has created a new voluntary scheme for community flood wardens.

Essex Highways installs Britain’s first ‘smart’ streetlights

Essex County Council has launched a trial of ‘smart’ streetlights, that offer the potential to monitor pollution and create Wi-Fi hotspots.

Air quality plans shifting burden on local authorities

The CIEH has accused the government’s air quality plans of ‘unfairly shifting’ the burden to solve the problem to local authorities.

Oxford seeks further powers to tackle air pollution

Oxford City Council has asked for more powers to tackle air pollution in Oxford, following the government’s Draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Coffey retains Resources Minister role

Therese Coffey has been reappointed as Resources Minister within the Defra, following Michael Gove's appointment as Environment Secretary.

Scotland passes Islands Bill

The Islands Bill has been published by the Scottish Parliament to create the right environment for sustainable growth and empowered communities.

The last stage in the planning process of Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater has been successfully passed.

Task force to tackle Bristol’s congestion

The Mayor of Bristol has launched a new Congestion Task Group to make recommendations on how to tackle the city's traffic problem.

Prof Sir David King has warned that children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in vehicles than outside vehicles.

A new survey has revealed that 21 per cent of all waste and recycling issues raised by the public are taking more than a week to resolve.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

Diesel market falls over pollution fears

Rising fears over air pollution in the UK has contributed to a decline in the number of new diesel cars registered in May.

Scottish renewable energy heralds ‘extraordinary’ month

Renewables data has shown that Scotland witnessed ‘another extraordinary month’ for renewable energy in May.

Bristol recognised as the UK’s greenest city

A new report into the country’s most environmentally friendly cities has named Bristol as the greenest city in the UK.

May’s ‘disappointment’ over Trump climate plans

Theresa May has said of her ‘disappointment’ with his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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