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Yorkshire River Pollution at all time High

Yorkshire River Pollution at all time high

Yorkshire river pollution at all time high has been reported in a study undertaken by the Angling Trust. Eighty-three per cent of English rivers contain evidence of high pollution caused by sewage and agricultural waste. In Yorkshire this includes the Swale, Ure, Nidd and Upper Ouse. The Guardian reports that hundreds of anglers took part …

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Environmental advice – are ministers talking to the wrong people?

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Barry White An interesting story was recently revealed by openDemocracy, the Online independent international media platform about The Council for Sustainable Business and body which advises the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on how businesses can help achieve the aims of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. According to the Government’s web …

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Will water firms escape higher fines for pollution?

Chris Smyth, Whitehall Editor and Adam Vaughan, Environment Editor writing in The Times on 13 February, reported that: ‘Water companies are set to avoid big fines for spilling sewage into rivers and seas as ministers fear the multimillion pound penalties could backfire. Thérèse Coffey, the environment secretary, is understood to believe fines of up to …

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