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.
Provisional estimates for Quarter 2 of 2011/12 of local authority collected waste generation and management for England and the regions have been published.
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.
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee reported today that there is ‘no meaningful evidence’ to suggest that the Government is making progress towards resolving dangerous levels of air pollution in the UK.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has published advice on the impact on health of emissions from landfill sites. The advice is in the form of a review that encompasses the results of a number of epidemiological studies, detailed monitoring results from a major project funded by the Environment Agency.
DEFRA has published guidance which is aimed at helping local authorities deal with wind farm noise complaints, using Statutory Nuisance powers.