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...

Comment: The UK Government’s deregulation agenda is dangerous

For the good of future generations, we must retain existing laws and improve protections for nature, writes Joan Edwards, director of policy for The...

Botswana’s U-turn on elephants

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced the re-introduction of elephant hunting across the country, overturning a five-year ban on hunting elephants in Botswana. ...

Wetlands convention celebrates 50th anniversary, but wetlands are still in decline

On 2 February, the Convention on Wetlands, also known as the Ramsar Convention, celebrated its 50th anniversary. But there is still an alarming decline...

How much dam water is needed for fish and energy?

Research into water flow and fish passage through dams in the US suggests new options for meeting energy and environmental needs, writes Alexandra Freibott...

Forest grazing counteracts the effectiveness of trees to reduce flood risk

Planting trees can reduce flood risk, but a high intensity forest land use, such as grazing, can counteract the positive effect of the trees,...

A new leaf for remediation?

Some plant species could help to remove toxic heavy metals and metalloids from contaminated soil, as a recent study from researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore appears to demonstrate.

New research reveals coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef has happened for hundreds of...

Coral bleaching across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been occurring since the late 18th century, new research shows. Using cores taken from long-lived...

IPBES: Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented,’ species extinction rates ‘accelerating’

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people...

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”....

Engineer uses sonar tech to promote bat conservation

A chief engineer from BAE Systems has combined his expertise in mathematical modelling with his passion for bat conservation to promote the protection of...

Repairing nature will require genomics, argues paper

The monumental global task of restoring degraded ecosystems will need to include sophisticated technologies such as environmental DNA monitoring to understand and support 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...

Warning of dangerous decline in biodiversity across the world

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

Aquaculture system turns waste wood into nutritious seafood

Researchers hoping to rebrand a marine pest as a nutritious food have developed the world’s first system of farming shipworms, which they have renamed...

Nature-based solutions key to combatting climate change and biodiversity loss, says Lords

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has written to Alok Sharma MP, President for COP26, citing recent evidence gathered as part of...

Marine-life-friendly infrastructure wins award under European innovation fund

Engineering firm ECOncrete® has received an award under the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding programme in relation to a large-scale...

Global standard for biodiversity impacts moves a step closer

A proposed reporting standard that seeks to unlock accountability for the impacts organizations have on the natural world, informing the global response to a...

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...

Report profiles “the next alien invaders to threaten nature and economies in Scotland”

Raccoons, muntjac deer, plants that cause flooding, and mussels that clog up water pipes are among the new problem species that are likely to...