Warning of ‘silent spring’ for wildlife
Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency, has warned of a “silent spring” for wildlife in the UK unless businesses, governments and individuals take action.The Agency found that there has been a huge fall in biodiversity during the past 100 years. Its latest study highlights that 41% of species have decreased in abundance since 1970, while 15% are now th
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
Two points have been considered in the appeal of The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Ltd, which concerned a claim by the Manchester Ship Canal Company (MSC) against United Utilities Water (UU) in relation to discharges made into the canal.