A tenant farmer and drainage contractor have been fined a total of £7,150 for carrying out unauthorised dredging work, which damaged trout breeding grounds in a protected area.
A 20 year study of waterways in the United States has revealed that two-thirds of streams on agricultural land are contaminated with levels of pesticides that threaten aquatic life. For urban areas, contamination levels rocketed from 50 percent to 90 percent over two decades.
A review of the Welsh Government's Glastir scheme by the Wales Audit Office has identified several flaws, but acknowledges that the government "learnt lessons from previous schemes".
The EU Commission has suspended funding for aid measures to fresh fruit and vegetable producers after receiving a high number of potentially bogus claims, which in some cases have been several times greater than annual exports to Russia.
The Badger Trust has won permission to challenge the High Court ruling on the legality of culling badgers without independent monitoring.