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Birds benefiting from climate change may find their boost short-lived

Studies show climate change is having a stronger effect upon bird species which benefit from climate change compared to those which suffer negative impacts
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Amazon fires decreased in September but crisis far from over, says conservation group

The number of fires in the Amazon in September decreased compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

DEFRA use satellite technology to monitor oak and ash dieback throughout England

DEFRA (the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) has begun a nationwide project with geospatial data analytics company, Rezatec, to map the key...
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Environmental DNA project launches with sampling event on the River Adur

The 1000 Rivers eDNA Project has now launched after an event on the banks of the River Adur in Sussex on 11 September

Brown Trout genome sequencing a game-changer for wildlife conservation during climate change

The genome sequencing of the wild Brown Trout – a significant milestone in conservation biology – has been completed by an international team...

UN report: Ocean-based climate action could deliver a fifth of emissions cuts needed to...

Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought

£150,000 boost for Thames Estuary habitats

Improved habitat for birds, bees and other wildlife is to be created along the River Thames in Kent and Essex in a new partnership...

Improved sewage treatment has increased river biodiversity over past 30 years, says study

Improvements in wastewater treatment in the UK over the past 30 years are linked to improvements in river biodiversity, according to a study conducted...

AI-based anti-poaching system trialled in Tanzania

Satelliite communications firm Inmarsat has joined forces with RESOLVE, the Washington DC based non-profit environmental and health organisation, to develop a satellite-enabled solution to...

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

It’s time to stop excavating our precious peatlands says Veolia, "the UK’s largest peat-free composter" .

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 .
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