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Environment Agency (EA)

  1. Illegal boaters on Anglian rivers faced fines of nearly £5k in February

    6 boaters have appeared in court for not registering their vessels - and the Environment Agency is warning others not to make the same mistake

  2. Ponteland flood defence to be improved

    On Wednesday 4 March 2020 initial works will be undertaken to improve the existing Environment Agency flood defence in Ponteland.

  3. Sellafield permit changes issued

    The Environment Agency has carried out a major review of Sellafield Ltd's Radioactive Substances Activities (RSA) permit.

  4. Climate change, the challenge of our time

    Speech at National Farmers Union conference.

  5. Severe flood risk as England receives more than twice the average February rainfall

    The Environment Agency warns that a significant flood risk remains in place in parts of England as rainfall continues after receiving over 200% of the average February rainfall.

  6. Helping protect Reading and Caversham from flooding

    Plans to help defend 700 properties at risk of flooding in parts of Reading and Caversham are going on show.

  7. Protect fish by staying with your rod at all times

    The end of the fishing season is near but Environment Agency officers continue boat patrols on the Norfolk Broads after reports of illegal fishing activity.

  8. Defusing the 'Weather Bomb': The Future of Flood Defence

    Speech by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, at the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit

  9. Defuse the ‘weather bomb’ with better protection and stronger resilience says Environment Agency Chief Executive

    Sir James Bevan urges “twin track” approach to flood management and will warn against the “wrong kind of development” on flood plains in speech.

  10. 'Plymouth's worst fly-tipper' jailed after 3 years on the run

    After being caught for fly-tipping and summoned to pay for his crime, Martin McDonagh went to Ireland instead but still ended up in prison.

  11. Letter to The Times from Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency

    Full version of the letter from the Chair in response to The Times article, "Eye of the Storm".

  12. Letter to The Telegraph from Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency

    Response from the Chair to The Telegraph article, "Don't expect your properties to be protected, Environment Agency warns" (18 February).

  13. Heavy rain increases South East flood-risk

    Don’t drive through floodwater.

  14. Storm Dennis – vigilance advised ahead of further severe weather this weekend

    The Environment Agency is urging people to sign up to flood warnings and to check the latest safety advice as Storm Dennis is set to arrive in the UK on Saturday.

  15. Rod licence sales generate more than £21 million to improve fisheries and support anglers.

    Vital revenue funds fisheries improvement projects, facilities for anglers and work to tackle illegal fishing.

  16. Kent Angler convicted for unlicensed fishing and public order offences

    Nigel Hilden from Ashford, Kent has been fined over £1,700 for unlicensed fishing and public order offences.

  17. The future for environmental standards in the UK

    Emma Howard Boyd speaks at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum on environmental standards and the Office for Environmental Protection.

  18. Fish and Chips - Tracking Salmon

    The Environment Agency is delighted to be involved in an independent, ground-breaking project tracking Atlantic salmon in the River Derwent, starting in April 2020.

  19. Wessex Water pays for polluting Dorset nature reserve

    Wessex Water has paid £35,000 towards environmental improvements at Stoborough Heath nature reserve in Dorset after a sewer main burst.

  20. Doing Well By Doing Good: How Business Can Tackle the Climate Emergency

    Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 4 February 2020