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New guidelines calling for homes for people and wildlife

11th Jan 2018. New guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline. ‘Homes for people and wildlife - how to build housing in a nature-friendly way’ > is published at a time when the Government has recently committed to building a further 300,000 homes a year until 2022.

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CIEEM response to government's 25-Year Environment Plan

The UK government published its 25-Year Environment Plan on 11th Jan 2018. CIEEM applauds the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, for the ambition of the Plan and its long-term vision. There are many aspects of the Plan that CIEEM believes, if properly funded and implemented, could make a real difference to halting the current rate of environmental degradation and help build a healthier, more resilient environment for future generations.

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English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides - The Guardian

Rivers in England are contaminated with powerful insecticides, new testing has revealed, increasing concerns over the impact of the toxic chemicals on fish and birds. Neonicotinoids were banned from use on flowering crops in the European Union in 2013 due to the harm they cause to bees and other vital pollinators. Following even more evidence of harm, an EU vote to extend the ban to all outdoor uses is expected soon. However, evidence is also growing that neonicotinoids – the world’s most widely used insecticide – harm other species, such as songbirds.

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