Woodland project picks up Quarry Life biodiversity award

A biodiversity project carried out by a team from the University of South Wales has won the UK research section of the Quarry Life...

Restoring large mammal populations helps the climate, says new research

Restoring populations of large mammals in the wild does not only revitalise the flora and fauna, it can also help in mitigating climate change....

AI smart hives will help arrest the decline in bee populations, says group

Database giant Oracle and The World Bee Project have announced an initiative that aims to use advanced computing and analytics tools to better understand...

New map shows endangered water voles thriving across threatened wetlands

Campaign launched to save the Gwent Levels Water voles have been discovered thriving across the Gwent Levels after bouncing back from extinction on the internationally-important...

Distillery recreates extinct native oyster reefs in the Dornoch Firth, claiming an environmental first

A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea in an area of the Dornoch Firth, in the far north east...

Plastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research appears to show that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife. Research led...

Policy-makers cannot afford to ignore soil sustainability

Soils play a key role in climate regulation, nutritious diets, agricultural livelihoods, and biodiversity. But soils have dropped down the EU policy agenda, despite...

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...

Managing reed growth safely

Charlotte Lea, ecologist at The Rothen Group, a civil engineering and maintenance firm servicing UK waterways, explains the important reasons for managing excess reed growth

Environmental consultancy to oversee Barmouth Bridge renovation

Environmental consultancy Ecus has been commissioned by Network Rail to work on a project to renovate Barmouth Bridge in Wales. The national company will...

Negotiations open in world’s first legally-binding treaty to protect the high seas

Treaty negotiations to conserve and protect nearly two thirds of the ocean opened on 4 September at the United Nations (UN) in what is...

New study shows EU pesticide ban is failing to protect suburban bee populations

Bees living in suburban habitats are still being exposed to significant levels of pesticides despite the EU ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides...

Photobioreactors assist with examining algal blooms

Scientists at the John Innes Centre are using automatic photobioreactors from algal specialists Algenuity to look more closely at algal blooms – a phenomenon...

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...

Summer reed cutting is essential, says waterways expert

The Rothen Group, an independent civil engineering and maintenance business servicing UK waterways, has issued a warning to raise awareness of the dangers of overgrown weeds choking the waterways this summer .

Government’s post-Brexit fisheries proposals are vague on how they will achieve world leading sustainable...

Lack of detail on sustainability objectives for new Fisheries Bill is of real concern, says MCS UK marine charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says...

US NGOs challenge EU decision on wood burning

A large group of US-based environmental and forest-protection groups has united to challenge the EU for its decision to continue to label the indiscriminate...

Endangered water voles given a new sanctuary in South Yorkshire

Environmental consultancy Ecus Ltd has joined forces with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) to provide a new home for...

Fish mislabelling a threat to marine conservation

Scientists have found widespread mislabelling, poor trading practices and neglect for endangered species are threatening fish stocks after DNA-testing seafood products sold across...

‘Talking’ algae could provide new route to monitoring climate change

A scientist at the University of Bath has developed a way of monitoring alterations in the aquatic system by listening in to microalgae communicating...