Peat use must be banned to hit zero-carbon targets, says Veolia

4M tonnes of peat-free compost available on our doorsteps can replace peat It’s time to stop excavating our precious peatlands says Veolia, "the UK’s largest...

Threat to terrestrial ecosystems and food security detailed in IPCC land use report

Land is under growing pressure from human activity and climate change is adding to these pressures, according to a report released by the IPCC...

English water companies commit to planting 11 million new trees by 2030

Water companies in England have announced plans to plant 11 million trees, part of a wider commitment to improve the natural environment, to support...

Cotswold District Council offers advice to support development of green infrastructure

Cotswold District Council is encouraging developers to incorporate high quality green infrastructure into new developments. Green infrastructure (GI) is the network of natural and...

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage

Large scale ‘disturbances’, including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of...

New studies aim to drive protections for beetles

Natural England has published (on 1 August) the first comprehensive review of the conservation requirements of two groups of beetles in the UK for...

How global warming will impact the diversity of freshwater ecosystems

Rising temperatures will lead to fewer predatory species living in freshwater habitats, according to new research led by the University of Essex. The study is...

Welsh rivers in urban locations still have damaged food chains and fewer species of...

Toxic chemicals from past decades could be hindering the recovery of Britain’s urban rivers, concludes a recent study by scientists from Cardiff University, the...

Engineering new signalling networks to produce crops that need less fertiliser

An interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has engineered a novel synthetic plant-microbe signalling pathway that could provide the foundation...

Call for support of Marine Protected Area for the basking shark in Northern Scotland

The Scottish Wildlife Trust and Marine Conservation Society are asking people to show their support for basking sharks by responding to a Scottish Government...
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Infrastucture firm launches Natural Capital Laboratory in the Scottish Highlands, which aims to demonstrate...

The five-year living laboratory will document the rewilding of the site’s natural environment, allowing AECOM to test and trial experimental new technologies to help measure and monitor environmental change .

New IPSO report: Eight urgent measures needed in the next decade to preserve life-supporting...

Deep-sea mining ‘precautionary pause’ and closure of one-third of the ocean among eight urgent measures needed in the next decade to preserve life-supporting ocean function .
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Conservation project in the running for National Lottery award

Conservation project 'Back from the Brink' is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards - the search for the UK’s favourite ever National Lottery-funded projects .

Riverside developers guidance goes online for the first time

Enhancement of riverside public open space along the Thames and other UK rivers, for people and wildlife, is highlighted in updated guidance for planners...

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have...

Marine Conservation Society launches month-long Plastic Challenge detox

The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual ‘Plastic Challenge’ starts on Monday, 1 July and some big names are taking part, says the charity. ...

Ozone depletion driving climate change in Southern Hemisphere

Hole in ozone layer above Antarctica affects climate from tropics to the pole Ozone depletion in the stratosphere continues to affect not only ultraviolet (UV)...

New evidence shows noise pollution is hampering birds communicating with each other

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new...

New investigation exposes destruction of forests to feed UK biomass plants

A new, hard-hitting investigation exposes how the UK’s demand for so-called ‘biomass’ energy is destroying valuable forests and ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast, a...

Global WWF study reveals humans ingest microplastic amounts equivalent to a credit card per...

A new study from conservation group WWF appears to find that, on average, people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week...