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Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

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A couple are taking the Environment Agency to the high court in a landmark case to stop the abstraction of water damaging internationally important wetlands in the Norfolk Broads. In a sign of the growing struggle ove...

A hostile environment baton passed from Theresa May to Priti Patel – and a decade of cruelty

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In 2001, the Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah published By the Sea, the story of Saleh Omar, a man who arrives at Gatwick airport as a refugee. The border official he speaks to says his parents also came to Britain as...

Christians in Oxford asked to commit to protecting environment

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Christians being confirmed or baptised in the Oxford diocese will henceforth be asked to commit to protecting the environment as part of the church’s formal liturgy. The addition to the ceremonies is supported by the ...

Environment report Coalition didn’t release paints ‘damning story of neglect’, Tanya Plibersek says

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Tanya Plibersek says a damning national environmental report card received by the former Coalition government last year but not released, tells an “alarming story” of decline, native species extinction and cultural he...

Dominican Republic environment minister shot dead in his office

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The Dominican Republic’s minister of the environment and natural resources has been shot and killed in his officeby a close friend, the office of the president said in a statement on Monday. Authorities said Orlando J...

God bless the Elizabeth line – heaven for nerds of the built environment

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Last week was a good one for built environment nerds like me. On Tuesday, I headed straight out to go absolutely nowhere that was very important on the new Elizabeth line, a trip that, however pointless, was unequivoc...

‘The fear still lives with me’: three years at mercy of the hostile environment

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Six years ago, when she was 24, Sarah received an unexpected letter from the Home Office telling her she faced arrest and removal from the UK within seven days. She was so terrified that she climbed out of the back wi...

We must end our command-and-control relationship with the environment if we are to arrest its destruction

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It’s 1996 and I’m in my last year of undergraduate studies at James Cook University, in Townsville. World coral expert Prof Terry Hughes cautions our class that on current trajectories, climate change and coral bleach...

Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog

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Environmental tipping points are fast approaching in the UK, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has said. Potential tipping points – where gradual decline suddenly becomes catastrophic – include loss of wil...

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s scandal-ridden environment chief, to run for US Senate

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Scott Pruitt, who had a scandal-ridden spell in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency under Donald Trump, filed on Friday to run for an open US Senate seat in Oklahoma. Pruitt, 53, a former state senator and O...

The Guardian view on fuel duty cuts: expediency over the environment

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Raising taxes on petrol and diesel is an important policy that governments can use to put the brakes on runaway climate change. However, it appears that the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, wants to accelerate rather than slo...

World spends $1.8tn a year on subsidies that harm environment, study finds

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The world is spending at least $1.8tn (£1.3tn) every year on subsidies driving the annihilation of wildlife and a rise in global heating, according to a new study, prompting warnings that humanity is financing its own...

Behold the new ‘hostile environment’ – with the power to rob millions of British citizenship

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The government’s proposed new powers to strip people of their citizenship without notice rang alarm bells in communities across Britain. Despite being the first Muslim woman in our country’s history to serve in the ca...

Most Conservative MPs support net zero, says Tory environment group

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The “vast majority” of Conservative MPs support the government’s net zero climate plans despite increasingly vocal opposition from a small number of backbenchers, according to a Tory environment group. On Tuesday the ...

Ofwat urged to do more to make water firms protect environment

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Ofwat must do more to make the water industry in England and Wales protect the environment, the government has said. Setting out the priorities for the regulator for the next five years the environment minister Rebecc...

Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events, Environment Agency tells staff

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England’s Environment Agency has told its staff to “shut down” and ignore reports of low-impact pollution events because it does not have enough money to investigate them, according to a leaked internal report. The ru...

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