Thousands of species at risk from native oak decline

Oak trees have long had a reputation for supporting a range of biodiversity, however, research published on 15 April has uncovered just how many...

Siberian researchers isolate bacteria that could live in space, and present surprising findings

Microbiologists from Tomsk State University (TSU) in Siberia have become the first in the world to isolate the bacteria Desulforudis audaxviator, using samples taken...

Project aims to improve understanding of the sources of plastic pollution in rivers

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is now widely recognised as a major global challenge – but we still know very little about how...

SEPA fish farm report published in international journal

Independent review of SEPA Fish Farm Survey Report – ‘Evaluation of a New Seabed Monitoring Approach to Investigate the Impacts of Marine Cage...

UN shipping agency kicks off project to protect marine biodiversity

A major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity has been kick-started at a global workshop at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation...

Net gain or loss? Consultancy warns of risk to birds from protective building and...

Developers and building asset managers need to think carefully before installing nets to preclude nesting birds, and consider what other options might be available,...

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...

Microplastic pollution widespread in UK’s lakes and rivers, says new research

New research by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes .

End of the line for ‘fast fashion’?

In February a group of MPs levelled a critical gaze at the clothing industry, and the rise in cheap, disposable apparel that satisfies an appetite for up-to-the-minute style, but with grave environmental costs .

RSPB issues warning about unseasonably warm weather

Unseasonably warm weather linked to climate change Weather is encouraging some birds to make nesting attempts, butterflies are starting to emerge and other...

Earthworm research spurs farmers to act

A study of England’s farmland has found key earthworm types are rare or absent in two out of five fields and has led to...

Utility launches £15 million project to rejuvenate the River Kelvin in Glasgow’s West End

Scottish Water’s multi-million pound investment project in Glasgow’s West End to help improve the environment and water quality in the River Kelvin is under...

World’s biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests

More than half of the carbon sink in the world’s forests is in areas where the trees are relatively young – under 140 years...

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...

RSPB urges public to act to help save swifts

The RSPB is calling on homeowners and businesses in UK towns and cities to take simple steps to help save swifts Swift numbers...

New scheme could make developers help reverse wildlife declines

Call for all new developments to contribute to a Nature Recovery Network A Government consultation into a new legal requirement which could make developers actively...

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...

Why creating new ponds helps to protect the ecosystem

A review of the benefits of ponds and associated lining products, by Scott Parnell, a firm specialising in the supply of groundworks and civil...

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...

How dangerous is microplastic?

An interview with Dr. Natalia Ivleva, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, discusses her research into the...