Air pollution linked to a higher risk of irreversible sight loss

2 February 2021

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has found that small increases in air pollution are associated with more cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of permanent vision loss in people aged over 60.

Environment Bill delayed for the third time

29 January 2021

The Government has decided to further delay completion of its flagship Environment Bill until the next parliamentary session, marking this the third delay since it was launched in 2018.

ODS and F-gas guidance updated

27 January 2021

The Government has updated its guidance on ozone-depleting substances and F-gases to reflect the closure of the window for applying for GB quotas. In addition, it has added guidance on what to do if exports are rejected at an EU border control post.

Defra proposes to list certain chlorinated paraffins as POPs

27 January 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has drafted a proposal to list chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels ≥45% chlorine by weight as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) in Annex A, B or C of the Stockholm Convention.