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New solution for capturing microplastics before they enter waterways

A thousand litres of seawater can contain up to 8.3 million particles of microplastics. Udentifying these very small particles has been difficult – usually...

Ecology consultant appointed on Severn Trent Water & Hafren Dyfrdwy Framework

Ecology consultants, RammSanderson has been appointed onto a framework of suppliers to Severn Trent Water (STW) and Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), the firm announced on...

Housing developers can play a major role in tackling the housing and biodiversity crisis,...

Developers must get their strategies right or risk costly delays as they struggle to meet biodiversity net gain requirements set out in the...

Report highlights UK and US financial institutions’ contribution to Amazon deforestation

A report released on 12 March by Amazon Watch reveals the involvement of five American and British financial institutions in billions of dollars in...
Beaver

A timely return

Beavers are set to recolonise the UK. Northumbria University Associate Professor in Ecology Mike Jeffries looks at the impact their reintroduction could have on wildlife and flood prevention

Coul Links golf snub is victory for common sense, says environmental scientist

A leading environmental scientist has hailed the ‘landmark decision’ to refuse planning permission for the Coul Links golf course - labelling it a victory...

Nesting in the thrush hour: Leeds traffic light hosts endangered bird species

Mistle thrush aka stormcock has set up nest in Leeds traffic light Chicks hatched during height of storm Dennis Nesting has taken place...

Unlocking the energy potential of Scotland’s parks

Research published on 24 February by social enterprise greenspace scotland appears to reveal how the untapped energy potential from Scotland’s parks and green spaces...

Even “safe levels” of PCBs harm porpoises, say researchers

Manmade chemicals at levels below the toxic threshold for marine animals are now linked to a rise in the number of porpoises killed by...

Repairing Scotland’s peatlands: Volunteer “Bog Squad” celebrates six years of progress

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is celebrating six years of its "Bog Squad" initiative this March. Begun in 2014, this group of volunteers is carrying...

Tens of thousands of city trees to be planted in first round of Urban...

· First round of successful bidders to the Urban Tree Challenge Fund announced. · Projects across England have been awarded funding for new trees in...

Branching out for a new green revolution: Gene identified that improves yield of rice,...

Researchers at the University of Oxford and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered a new gene that improves the yield and fertilizer use...

1 trillion trees are great, except when they’re not: Paper aims to clarify benefits...

Tree-planting gained President Trump’s support in late January as a tool to fight climate change. But done wrong, it could hurt people and the...

Oxford-Cambridge rail scheme’s “net gain” commitment shows HS2 failing nature, says RSPB

Transport Secretary’s announcement of preferred route for East West Rail timely reminder of HS2’s failure to protect environment, says conservation group Responding to the Secretary...

New report reveals hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dragonflies at risk post-EU Exit

No clear plans on how regulation gaps will be plugged to protect nature A report published on 30 January – commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts,...

River-friendly businesses honoured as scheme sparks growing environmental network

A number of firms have secured "River-Friendly Business" status through an initiative which aims to help companies work together to tackle water pollution. Run by...

New approach aims to coordinate conservation efforts, connecting local actions with international goals

Researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators have launched a new approach to tackling biodiversity loss "in a coordinated way

Climate change set to devastate regional fisheries and cause reef tourism revenue losses of...

Adaptive management processes must be fast tracked by world leaders Unabated climate change could cause coral reef tourism revenue losses of over 90%, while some...

Mediterranean forests at risk

Fires combined with climate change may convert forests into open landscapes Climate change is expected to increase the chance and intensity of drought around the...

Aerial map reveals Islington’s tree cover, and assists study into benefits of trees in...

Treeconomics, a specialist in the use of trees to improve urban spaces, is taking advantage of a nationwide digital record of over 300 million...