Monday, December 5, 2022

Beekeepers gather outside ministries across Europe to demand bee-friendly pesticide standards

Beekeepers and environmental groups will gather outside a number of agriculture ministries in Europe to hand in a petition signed by over 230,000 SumOfUs...

We can escape “the era of pandemics” says biodiversity expert group, but it will...

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there...
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Report highlights “glaring gap in the UK’s Net Zero Strategy”

A new report sets out to explain - in direct terms - why the UK Government’s current Net Zero Strategy (NZS) falls significantly short...

Indonesian government meets Scottish traceability business to eliminate illegal fishing

The Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, met with software and traceability provider Traceall Global in mid April as part of...

How trees can help reach net zero: UK project launches

Six research teams across the UK will develop new tools and approaches which will help trees and woodlands adapt to climate change and enable...

Greedy insects could be a game-changer for Scotland’s fish farms

A greedy type of fly could provide Scotland’s fish farms with a surprising new source of protein, according to a report from Zero Waste...

First evidence of climate change impacts on East Antarctic vegetation

Mosses reveal a colder, windier and drier climate A seemingly landmark 13-year study published on 25 September in Nature Climate Change has provided the first...

When ecological change is irresistable: Paper presents three possible strategies

Major ecosystem changes like sea-level rise, desertification and lake warming are fueling uncertainty about the future. Many initiatives - such as those fighting to...

Conifer communication is complex and can be altered by air pollution

Conifers are dominant tree species in boreal forests, but they are susceptible to attack by bark beetles. A new study from the University of...

The Environment Agency wins a national award for “Bringing Back the River Bulbourne”

A partnership project between the Environment Agency and the Box Moor Trust in Hemel Hempstead has been recognised with a national award. The project has...

Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity

Diseases affecting different UK tree species appear to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity, according to new research by James...

£9.8 million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch

Wales’ protected natural sites and vital wildlife habitats are getting a nearly £10 million boost, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley...

Salty reception for proposed New Forest desalination plant

Plans by Southern Water to build a £600 million desalination plant in the New Forest have come under fire from conservationists and other local...

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...

Modular, living building material aims to contribute to London’s National Park City challenge

Global architecture firm WATG has unveiled a modular building material that can incorporate plants and irrigation - a ‘Green Block’ - following London Mayor...

Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger

Better water quality in Wales’ most famous cockle area is linked with smaller cockles that have a higher mortality rate, a new survey of...

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...

Projects aim to bring life back to Scotland’s rivers

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says it is continuing its efforts to restore nature to Scotland’s rivers with the completion of two more...

Award for eco garden made from waste products

CONSTRUCTION and engineering firm J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy) has won an environmental award for an eco garden at the firm’s depot at...

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

Charity collaboration aims to lead mass clean up operation