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Sustainable clothing is the fashion of the future, Environment Minister Dan Norris has said, announcing new signatories

The Government has  published a 15 year strategy to deliver world class marine science which will inform decisions on food

The Environment Agency and Natural England have became the first regulators to be given new civil powers

 

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The first major survey of the environmental state of Green Belt land and the benefits it provides for people and wildlife is published

 

A £4.4 million new facility which will help secure Scotland's future as a world leader in marine research has officially opened

 

 Defra’s new Evidence Investment Strategy (EIS), provides an agenda to prioritise and manage Defra’s investment

 

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has  announced that from 1 April 2010 new social criteria will be added

 

Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn, has welcomed Professor Read’s report ‘A National Assessment of Forestry and Climate Change’.

 

 CDP launches a Global Water Disclosure Project to raise Business Awareness of Water-Related Risk 

 

Estimates from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) show that 200,000 hectares of land in the EU have already burnt in 2009, compared to a total of 180,000 in 2008

 

Ofwat has published draft proposals for the prices water and sewerage companies can charge their customers between 2010-15. Its proposals will see household bills remaining broadly stable until 2015

 

New Environment Minister, Dan Norris, addressed the water industry at a special conference on the UK Climate Projections 2009 released by Defra last month

 

The Consumer Council for Water welcomed Anna Walker’s interim report on charging and metering, as it highlights the increasing problem of affordability of water and sewerage services, but it is too early to say whether some of the recommendations go far enough to protect customers

 

The UK remains on track to almost double its greenhouse gas reduction obligations under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, a new report to the United Nations released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals

 

Geoengineering solutions to curb global warming may offer advantages in combating temperature rise, but could also significantly damage the earth's eco-systems, climate scientists say in a new study published recently in the Journal of Geophysical Research

 

The Shadow Environment Secretary, Nick Herbert, has stressed the need for the water industry to “behave differently” , following a new report from the Environment Agency

 

Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn, calls for tougher European laws to tackle illegal logging

 

The water industry needs to invest more in new technology and innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century, according to a new independent report now published

 

Ofwat will take action against water companies that fail their customers - sanctions will reflect seriousness and impact of misdemeanours

 

Waterwise has welcomed the Government’s plans to make all UK homes near zero carbon emissions. This commitment, backed by serious funds, will help millions of householders cut their carbon footprint

 

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