Scientific microplastic survey of Scottish coastal waters confirms contamination

Microplastics found in two thirds of samples, many carrying toxic chemicals The results from Greenpeace’s 2017 ship tour of Scotland - published on 7 March...

Melbourne event promises to reveal the secrets of a healthy and sustainable city

City decision makers, planners, landscape architects and the horticulture industry are invited to attend the next International Green City Conference of the International Association...

DNA pinpoints river animals in the here-and-now, new research reveals

New research proves that environmental DNA survives for less than two days in small fast-flowing rivers

Study looks for lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space

A team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult is leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space

French expedition aims to advance understanding of what lies beneath the Arctic ice

The warming of the Arctic Ocean and the retreat of the ice cover at the North Pole is presenting new opportunities for exploration

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge “after Theresa May fails to deliver concrete actions...

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it's renewing its call for levies on single-use plastic items because the Prime Minister’s pledge to tackle litter failed to deliver what's really needed

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, referencing...

UN resolution commits member states to ocean pollution measures

More than 200 countries have signed a UN resolution that will encourage member states to take greater action on the issue of marine pollution,...

Whiskey maker awarded for work to restore oysters to Dornoch Firth

Firm's commitment to Highland neighbourhood honoured with three sustainability awards

River expansion boosts biodiversity, in Netherlands study

Researchers at Utrecht University and Radboud University appear to have revealed the successful combination of a lower flood risk with the start of biodiversity...

CIWEM calls on Government to strengthen the power of catchment partnerships

CIWEM has published its vision for the future management of land and water under the government’s 25-year environment plan, saying a strengthened catchment based...

Book explores future impact of the Anthropocene

View of Earth from space during a sunrise (3D rendering elements of this image furnished by NASA) A new book series titled Anthropocene has just...

“Biological house” is proving ground for sustainable construction methods

Copenhagen based architecture firm Een til Een has unveiled what it describes as the world’s first "biological house". The construction is claimed to set a...

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...

Asian hornet outbreak contained in Devon, says Defra

An Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in the Woolacombe area of Devon and no further live Asian hornets have been sighted, according to...

$2.8 million awarded to research consortium studying impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Environmental and civil engineering consultancy HR Wallingford is one of a team of six research institutions led by Florida State University (FSU) which has...

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...

Forest grazing counteracts the effectiveness of trees to reduce flood risk

Planting trees can reduce flood risk, but a high intensity forest land use, such as grazing, can counteract the positive effect of the trees,...

New research data tool provides a leap forward for ocean management

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGekxHxb4b4&feature=youtu.be A new standard method for conducting ocean research, launched on 5 October at the Our Ocean Conference in Malta, could help transform understanding of...

Satellite maps variability of UK countryside

New hi-tech map reveals the most urban, most wooded and most arable counties The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has used the latest...