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Government’s post-Brexit fisheries proposals are vague on how they will achieve world leading sustainable fisheries say conservationists

Lack of detail on sustainability objectives for new Fisheries Bill is of real concern, says MCS UK marine charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says …

US NGOs challenge EU decision on wood burning

A large group of US-based environmental and forest-protection groups has united to challenge the EU for its decision to continue to label the indiscriminate …

Endangered water voles given a new sanctuary in South Yorkshire

Environmental consultancy Ecus Ltd has joined forces with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) to provide a new …

Fish mislabelling a threat to marine conservation

Scientists have found widespread mislabelling, poor trading practices and neglect for endangered species are threatening fish stocks after DNA-testing seafood …

‘Talking’ algae could provide new route to monitoring climate change

A scientist at the University of Bath has developed a way of monitoring alterations in the aquatic system by listening in to microalgae communicating – …

£1 million awarded to UK’s first zoological biobank

UK scientists will have improved access to DNA from endangered species, thanks to the development of the UK’s first national zoological biobank. The CryoArks …

Biological changes dramatically alter world’s oldest, deepest lake

Eastern Siberia is home to the world’s deepest and most ancient freshwater ecosystem, Lake Baikal. This lake and its surrounding tributaries are one of the …

UK Government announces £200k to fund research into microplastics pollution pathways

The UK Government has awarded £200k to a group at the University of Plymouth to conduct research that aims to better understand the nature of the threat posed …

Balfour Beaty publishes roadmap paper on biodiversity net gain

On 25 April infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty launched the latest of its public policy papers, “A Better Balance: A Roadmap to Biodiversity Net Gain”. The …

Taking to the skies to find Scotland’s coastal and marine litter hotspots

Charity collaboration aims to lead mass clean up operation …

Channel 4 Dispatches seemingly uncovers reckless deforestation being used to feed Drax

An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches that was televised on 14 April has aimed to expose the destruction behind the UK utility Drax’s move to replace …

Study highlights threat from pharmaceuticals in the world’s rivers

Pharmaceutical drugs are present in rivers and waterways around the world, at levels that present a danger to wildlife, and which are continuing to increase at …

Supermarket’s move to ban palm oil products: understandable but possibly misguided

Responding to the news that Iceland is banning palm oil from its own brand products, Dr Jake Bicknell and Dr Matthew Struebig argue that the plan could …

Warning of dangerous decline in biodiversity across the world

IPBES is warning that biodiversity continues to decline in every region of the world …

Scientific microplastic survey of Scottish coastal waters confirms contamination

Microplastics found in two thirds of samples, many carrying toxic chemicals The results from Greenpeace’s 2017 ship tour of Scotland – published on 7 …

Melbourne event promises to reveal the secrets of a healthy and sustainable city

City decision makers, planners, landscape architects and the horticulture industry are invited to attend the next International Green City Conference of the …

DNA pinpoints river animals in the here-and-now, new research reveals

New research proves that environmental DNA survives for less than two days in small fast-flowing rivers …

Study looks for lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space

A team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult is leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium …

French expedition aims to advance understanding of what lies beneath the Arctic ice

The warming of the Arctic Ocean and the retreat of the ice cover at the North Pole is presenting new opportunities for exploration …

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge “after Theresa May fails to deliver concrete actions in 25 year plan”

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it's renewing its call for levies on single-use plastic items because the Prime Minister’s pledge to tackle litter …

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