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News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution

News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution

Utilities firm breached environmental regulations over raw sewage flowing into a brook in the Cotswolds. Thames Water has been handed a £2m fine for a “reckless failure” which led to the polluting of a tributary of the Thames with raw sewage.The £2bn-turnover utilities firm admitted breaching environmental regulations in relation to … read more Trappist … Continue reading “News Roundup 04/01/2019: Judge Fines Thames Water £2m Over River Pollution”

News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’

News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’

‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’ A frustrated resident is demanding to know why more isn’t being done to clear the drains at a busy junction near the town centre. The resident…read more Drain in Sheerness High Street, Sheppey, Blocked The chairman of Sheerness Town Team has waded into the row over … Continue reading “News Roundup 14/12/2018: ‘Blocked Drains in Grantham Town Centre Are a Disgrace’”

News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2C, report suggestsCountries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement … Continue reading “News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change”

How Do Cesspits Work?

Cesspits are commonly found in rural properties that cannot connect to a mains sewer system. Cesspits do the messy work for homeowners, collecting and storing the wastewater and sewage before it is taken away to be treated. Cesspits do not treat the sewage that comes from your property, they simply store it until and over … Continue reading “How Do Cesspits Work?”

News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes

News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes

Victoria’s forestry fight: how the election is raising the environmental stakes Major parties want ‘sustainable logging’ in native forests, but experts warn of ‘endgame’ for endangered species and drinking water. To understand the campaign to save Victoria’s old growth forests, ecologist David Lindenmayer says, you just need to turn on a tap in Melbourne.Forget about … Continue reading “News Roundup 23/11/2018: How to Election is Raising Environmental Stakes”

News Roundup 14/11/2018: Nine Out of Ten ‘Flushable Wipes’ Do Not Break Down in the Sewer

News Roundup 14/11/2018: Nine Out of Ten ‘Flushable Wipes’ Do Not Break Down in the Sewer

Nine out of ten ‘flushable wipes’ do not break down in the sewer Research carried out on behalf of water companies showed that the vast majority of the wipes failed to break down in conditions that imitated the UK’s drainage system (pictured). … read more Has our drinking water changed? Where has the limescale gone? … Continue reading “News Roundup 14/11/2018: Nine Out of Ten ‘Flushable Wipes’ Do Not Break Down in the Sewer”