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New service aims to bridge gap between traditional air quality assessment practice and ecological expertise

EPR, a planning-focused ecological survey and design consultancy, has launched a standalone Air Quality Assessment service that it says bridges the gap between …

UK start-up aims to stop illegal trawling and fishing using underwater structures

A small Devon-based company proposes to block illegal fishing boats and trawlers in the world’s oceans by deploying artificial reef structures on the …

Manchester group uses trees and green infrastructure to combat flooding and pollution

City of Trees – a group attempting to coordinate stakeholders and community groups across Greater Manchester for the purposes of restoring woodland …

New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread

Food purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study directed by the University of British Columbia. The study, which evaluated the …

Curlews and puffins join the RSPB’s red list, but golden eagles are doing better

A report compiled by the RSPB and others warns that more than one quarter of UK birds are ‘red listed’ and in need of urgent conservation efforts, …

BASF challenges allotment holders to take the nematode challenge

Chemicals firm BASF, supplier of a leading brand of nematodes – the tiny worms that can be used in plant protection to control pests – is …

Seabed conditions key to survival of juvenile cod, haddock and whiting

Links between seabed type and quality are closely related to the abundance and size of young commercially fished species such as cod, haddock and whiting. A …

Study reveals the global growth of ecological and environmental citizen science is fuelled by new technology

Scientists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the Natural History Museum, London have revealed the diversity of ecological and …

Pesticide analysis with less hassle?

Chromatograpy specialist Restek suggests troublesome pesticides can be analysed more easily and accurately with its own range of single-compound standards. New …

The buzz around Nanosponge SERS and trace-level detection

Sensitive spectroscopy tools help identify substances linked to honeybee population decline Optical sensing specialist Ocean Optics says it has shown how …


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