UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide

In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

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Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Price of plastic carrier bags in England to double to 10p next year

The fee for single-use bags will rise to 10p and be extended to all shops from April 2021.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~5 min

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UK to set limits on harmful airborne particles

A new UK target will be set to protect people from the effects of breathing in tiny particles.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Aug. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Red kite 30-year Chilterns project a 'conservation success'

The "near-extinct" species is thriving 30 years after being reintroduced in England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 19, 2020 ~3 min

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Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Invasive species: MPs call for a million people's help

Train citizens to stop "outbreaks" of non-native species in the UK, a committee urges ministers.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 25, 2019 ~3 min

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Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'

Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2019 ~3 min

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