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Livestock farming polluted rivers 300 times in one year

Livestock farms in England polluted rivers 300 times last year, causing 20 major incidents, according to the latest government figures. Yet only six farms were prosecuted in 2021, with the Environment Agency giving out warning letters instead. The dairy industry – mostly thanks to the waste its millions of cows produce – is the worst […]

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Fewer than 1% of ‘illegal’ tree felling cases in England result in convictions

Forestry Commission response to freedom of information request reveals only 15 convictions in a decade under its regime. Fewer than 1% of alleged illegal tree felling cases reported to the Forestry Commission have ended in a successful prosecution over the past 10 years in England. The Forestry Commission received 4,002 reports of trees being destroyed without […]

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