Activists found guilty of coal station plotGuardian Unlimited | 14 Dec 2010
Campaigners who planned to shut down coal-fired power station convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass. Environmental activists who were arrested before they could execute a planned shutdown of a coal-fired power station near Nottingham in April last year were today convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.The 20 campaigners were among 114 detained on Easter Monday 2009 in the largest pre-emptive police operation against environmentalists ever mounted in the UK.
Bitter fruit: The truth about supermarket pineappleGuardian Unlimited | 01 Oct 2010
These days, sweet pineapple come with a sour aftertaste, with production marred by allegations of environmental damage, union-busting, chemical poisoning and poverty wages. Late morning, and the suffocating heat of Costa Rica's rainy season has turned the air over the plantation leaden. On the horizon, where the spikes of thousands of pineapple plants merge into a grey-green fog, sits a spraying machine.
"Significant risk" of UK failing landfill targetsLetsRecycle.com | 26 Jul 2006
The government needs to force the 25 worst landfilling disposal authorities to reduce their landfill volumes if the UK is to have any hope of meeting landfill diversion targets in 2010, the National Audit Office said today.
Councils failing to meet local waste targetsEpolitix.com | 26 Jul 2006
Local authorities look set to miss targets on reducing the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill disposal sites, according to a report from parliament's spending watchdog.
Lax landfill traders will be fined - BradshawEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 19 Jul 2006
Local authorities that fail to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill using the Government's new trading scheme will be fined, waste management minister Ben Bradshaw has said.
Hands sells UK landfill giant to Spanish for £1.4bnThe Independent | 18 Jul 2006
Guy Hands' private-equity group has made about £1bn profit from investing in the waste disposal market after selling the UK's biggest landfill site operator for £1.4bn yesterday.
Prices remain low in landfill allowance trading schemeLetsRecycle.com | 29 Jun 2006
Prices for landfill allowances remain low in the second year of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme in England. Council finance officers are being urged by their waste officers to provide funding early, to purchase landfill allowances before prices rise.
Targeting air pollution, poor nations aid climatetoday.reuters.co.uk | 08 Jun 2006
China's car efficiency standards are tougher than those of many industrial states -- a somewhat surprising fact that reveals how efforts by developing nations to limit pollution may also help brake global warming.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Industry given a licence to polluteWWF-UK | 17 May 2006
Newly released figures confirm that European countries have failed to set sufficiently tough limits on pollution from industry.
Disposable nappies: a looming environmental threat?The Independent | 12 May 2006
Third World mothers have always managed fine without disposable nappies. But if a big new marketing push succeeds, says Hilary Solly, it could spell disaster for the environment
Buncefield air quality findings publishedDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 10 May 2006
It is unlikely that pollutants emitted after the Buncefield Oil Depot explosion of December 2005 had widespread impacts on air quality at ground level, a report published today has confirmed.