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...

Fish clogging in cooling tunnels threatens power station safety

After a recent shutdown at a French nuclear power plant due to the clogging of cooling tunnels by fish, industry experts have warned that...

Fish pass construction project resumes in Worcestershire

In early July, environmental engineering company Land & Water announced it was set to resume the construction of one of four fish passes along...

Study aims to reveal cause of dwindling salmon numbers

The Atlantic Salmon Trust is hoping to reverse a century of decline in wild salmon numbers by announcing a major new study into their...

We need to change how we think about soil, says new research

With the UK reaching record temperatures this summer along with the driest conditions since 1976, ongoing concerns about food security, wildlife habitats and...

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...

Marine-life-friendly infrastructure wins award under European innovation fund

Engineering firm ECOncrete® has received an award under the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding programme in relation to a large-scale...

Marine Conservation Society launches month-long Plastic Challenge detox

The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual ‘Plastic Challenge’ starts on Monday, 1 July and some big names are taking part, says the charity. ...

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.

Study reveals the global growth of ecological and environmental citizen science is fuelled by...

Scientists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the Natural History Museum, London have revealed the diversity of ecological and environmental...

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...

Unlocking the soil microbiome

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil? Anthony Finbow of Eagle Genomics - a firm working...

Carbon-capturing glasshouses grow greener tomatoes, says firm

The UK eats over 500,000 tonnes of fresh tomatoes each year but only grows 20% of them here, a state of affairs that commercial tomato-growing firm Sterling Suffolk says it is attempting to address using an unusual glasshouse technology to minimise the environmental impact of the activity.

€1 million award for app-supported regreening programme

A project that aims to help farmers restore land and introduce more sustainable methods has secured a €1 million grant from the Dutch National...

Using mussels to clean up microplastics: UK laboratory trials nature-based solution

Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) have launched a series of in-situ trials of what they describe as a unique microplastic clean-up method using...

Study supports using waterfleas to remove pollutants from wastewater

Tiny waterfleas could play a pivotal role in removing persistent chemical pollutants from wastewater – making it safe to use in factories, farms and...

Building materials firm works with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to turn quarry into wildlife haven

What was once a working quarry has been turned into a new wetland haven for wildlife, according to Aggregate Industries and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust,...

Measuring oil contamination in soil

Petroleum hydrocarbons in soil continues to be an area of interest for scientists as they are the most common contaminants that are toxic to...

Boost action and diplomacy to combat ‘clear and present danger’ to nature, says peers...

Britain can do much more to help to save species from extinction and protect nature worldwide, peers have said as countries prepare for talks...

Floating-point arithmetic: Salvaging the Costa Concordia

Envirotec listened in on a presentation by Matthew Callan of Ardent Marine Services, at an event held by IESIS in January 2016, explaining how...