British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds

British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds

A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong.

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Welsh-first as captive-bred crayfish reproduce in the wild

Welsh-first as captive-bred crayfish reproduce in the wild

A Welsh conservation programme to save a highly endangered species is celebrating a major milestone after a captive-bred population has successfully spawned in the wild for the first time.

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Wales’ farm pollution action ‘absolutely useless’

Wales’ farm pollution action ‘absolutely useless’

A complaint has been made to the European Commission about the Welsh Government’s handling of agricultural pollution.

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Scottish Water fined £17k for failures

Scottish Water fined £17k for failures

Compliance with the law on Scotland’s environment is non-negotiable.

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Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Environment Agency secures £155,000 in charitable donations through Enforcement Undertakings following pollution incidents

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Report reveals 86% of English rivers do not meet environmental standards

Report reveals 86% of English rivers do not meet environmental standards

Nearly nine out of 10 rivers in England fail to meet standards for good environmental quality, a report from the Environment Agency warns. EA Chief Says Penalties for Water Pollution Should be Tougher…….

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Renewables company fined for fish kill

Renewables company fined for fish kill

A company which ran an unauthorised anaerobic digester that caused a fish kill in a a tributary of an important salmon river has been fined £1,600

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Dallyn’s Dairy stream ‘thick with cattle dung’ near Barnstaple

Dallyn’s Dairy stream ‘thick with cattle dung’ near Barnstaple

The ammonia reading was 80 times what you’d expect in a clean river supporting trout and salmon.

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Harewood farmer fined for polluting stream

Harewood farmer fined for polluting stream

A HAREWOOD farmer has been ordered to pay nearly £6,000 in fines and costs for polluting a beck with slurry.

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