Fly-tipping incidents in England have decreased by 13.5 per cent between the financial years 2009-10 and 2010-11 to 820,000 incidents.
Defra has published official figures for annual UK carbon footprint for the years 1990 to 2009. It describes carbon dioxide emissions relating to goods and services produced by UK business and consumed by UK residents, and those emissions relating to imported goods. The release also provides new estimates of emissions of total greenhouse gases associated with UK consumption.
Environmental Protection: Judicial review leads to public consultation on London’s air pollution plan
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a public consultation on the air quality plan for London, in response to a judicial review brought by environmental law organisation ClientEarth.
Water customers in England will no longer have to worry about bills to repair blocked or damaged sewers, following changes that have come into force on the 1st October 2011.
The Planning Inspectorate has halted Sainsbury’s plans to expand a supermarket in Sheffield after dismissing the firm’s air quality impact assessment. It is the first major retail development to be refused for this reason.