river pollution

Calls for polluters to face prison as water companies fail to tackle sewage problem
River pollution

Calls for polluters to face prison as water companies fail to tackle sewage problem

A report by the Environment Agency has found performance on tackling pollution in rivers has fallen to its lowest ever level, and calls for tougher punishments.

There’s been almost no improvement in the water quality of UK rivers for a decade
River pollution

There’s been almost no improvement in the water quality of UK rivers for a decade

The number of UK rivers and canals classed as “poor” increased between 2010 and 2020 despite ambitious targets to clean up river pollution.

Protesters take to the beaches over sewage pollution
Water pollution

Protesters take to the beaches over sewage pollution

One protest saw a coffin being floated down the river Wye on a surfboard.

Thousands set to join protests demanding end to sewage pollution by 2030
Protest

Thousands set to join protests demanding end to sewage pollution by 2030

Sewage dumped into rivers almost 400,000 times in 2021
River pollution

Sewage dumped into rivers almost 400,000 times in 2021

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Government’s new ‘nature recovery’ strategy has no target for improving river pollution
River pollution

Government’s new ‘nature recovery’ strategy has no target for improving river pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases
River pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases

Why ignoring ‘low-impact’ pollution could be a disaster for the environment
Pollution

Why ignoring ‘low-impact’ pollution could be a disaster for the environment

‘The water turned brown while I was in it’: Sewage pollution rises by more than 80% in a year
Water pollution

‘The water turned brown while I was in it’: Sewage pollution rises by more than 80% in a year

Will the Environment Bill stop sewage being dumped in rivers? – and how did MPs vote?
Environment

Will the Environment Bill stop sewage being dumped in rivers? – and how did MPs vote?

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