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...

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...

Plankton will store more carbon as Earth’s climate warms

The amount of carbon stored by microscopic plankton will increase in the coming century, predict researchers at the University of Bristol and the National...

Major campaign aims to save bees and pollinators in the South Downs

A campaign launched on 20 May aims to help reverse the decline of bees in the South East and create a haven for pollinators...

Podcast explores how responsible dredging might regreen deserts

A project to restore and ‘regreen’ Egypt’s Sinai desert provided the focus for a recent episode of the podcast series Rewilding the World, produced...

Forensics used to reverse the decline of biodiversity in Europe

Staffordshire University is contributing forensic intelligence to an ambitious project which aims to protect endangered species like wolf, bear, lynx, and sturgeon in remote...

Insect decline more extensive than suspected, says large-scale biodiversity study

Causes of insect decline and biodiversity loss to be found at the landscape level Compared to a decade ago, today the number of insect species...

No butts: Time to eradicate litter item as research clarifies toxic cargo

Cigarette filters are the world’s most common form of litter. New research appears to show that the filters leak thousands of toxins and plastic...

Rudolf is coping with climate change better than feared – for now

The North Pole is not what it once was. The Arctic is the area on the globe where temperatures are rising the fastest. On...

Record numbers clean up in Scotland’s 25th Great British Beach Clean

There’s more litter on Scottish beaches than last year with cotton bud sticks at their highest level for eight years The Marine Conservation Society (MCS)...

Conservation group calls for justice for the River Lugg

Damaged stretch of river must be restored following successful prosecution by Natural England and Environment Agency, says Herefordshire Wildlife Trust On 20 April a court...

Rare butterfly gets new home next to Bucks railway line

Network Rail volunteers have helped create a new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest butterflies at a new site next to a Buckinghamshire...

Climate change will reshuffle marine ecosystems in unexpected ways

Warming of the oceans due to climate change will mean fewer productive fish species to catch in the future, according to a new Rutgers...

A road runs through it: Bird conservation in Essex

A plot of land next to one of the busiest roads in Essex has become a home for a variety of endangered wild birds,...

Riverside developers guidance goes online for the first time

Enhancement of riverside public open space along the Thames and other UK rivers, for people and wildlife, is highlighted in updated guidance for planners...

Medical drugs harmful to invertebrates in UK waterways

Wildlife charity Buglife is attempting to raise awareness of the occurrence of medical drugs in UK rivers, and the threat this presents to freshwater...

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...

Environmental charity calls on public to help in war on water pennywort

Invasive plant can grow 20cm a day and cause flooding On 28 June, environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy was urging the public to report sightings...

UK supermarket is first to say ‘no’ to products made with gene editing

In response to a civil society appeal for UK supermarkets to back strong regulation of new gene-edited crops and animals, the Co-op has made...

Technology aims to boost environmental biosecurity in Great Barrier Reef

Reef rehabilitation trials began at two reef sites in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Islands in January. The Great Barrier Reef has...