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...

New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target

Nation of insect champions needed to reverse insect decline On 8 July The Wildlife Trusts published a new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ which...

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 seabed...

The transition to EVs cannot come at the expense of the ocean

As the focus at COP26 in Glasgow shifts to greening the world’s transportation systems, electric vehicles (EVs) are in the spotlight. However, it is...

£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...

Dam good reading for beaver aficionados

Whilst a decision on the future of beavers in Scotland is still awaited, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the release...

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...

UK Government announces £200k to fund research into microplastics pollution pathways

The UK Government has awarded £200k to a group at the University of Plymouth to conduct research that aims to better understand the nature...

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.

Cotswold District Council offers advice to support development of green infrastructure

Cotswold District Council is encouraging developers to incorporate high quality green infrastructure into new developments. Green infrastructure (GI) is the network of natural and...

Small crustaceans offer better ways of detecting pollutants in water, says study

If only slightly toxic concentrations of pollutants in water are to be detected, the growth and swimming behavior of small crustaceans, mini-snails and copepods...
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Funding for Internet of Trees

Seed funding of 1.8million has been secured for a large-scale IoT network to detect wildfires.

Monocultures or mixed species? Surprising new research shows how different forests cope with drought

Monocultures of some of the UK’s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed species forests, new research seems...

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

The recent IPCC Report confirms that global warming is picking up pace. The impact is playing out in real time as we watch villages flood and forests burn.

UK tree map reveals link between trees and mental health

The location and size of urban trees plays an important role in providing health and wellbeing benefits, according to a new study by Exeter...

Don’t bet the farm on forests and soils?

New research by the University of East Anglia highlights the risks of countries relying on nature-based solutions to achieve net zero

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...

2021 will be a record year for beaver releases

The Wildlife Trusts are releasing a record number of beavers in 2021 – twenty years after bringing the first ever beavers back to...

Urgent call for Government to invest in healthy soils post-Brexit

Urgent call for government to invest in healthy soils post-Brexit Sustainable Soils Alliance unites for flood prevention, biodiversity, food production and carbon sequestration Healthy Soils must...

Interactive map will help protect one of the UK’s most threatened mammals

An interactive web tool is being used to map suitable habitats for a nationally significant water vole species. It was developed by researchers from the...