Research unmasks the true culprit in the so-called ‘Croydon Cat Killer’ case

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has shed light on a spate of mutilated cats found dead in London between 2014 and...

How much dam water is needed for fish and energy?

Research into water flow and fish passage through dams in the US suggests new options for meeting energy and environmental needs, writes Alexandra Freibott...

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...

World Economic Forum: “Investing less than 1% of world GDP into nature-based solutions can...

New study appears to find that a tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions is needed by 2030 to tackle the climate...
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EU project results in new guide to promote biodiversity in agriculture

A new handbook aims to increase biodiversity in agriculture, by promoting innovative approaches to contract arrangements for government-funded payments to farmers. The handbook is the...

Research reveals high biodiversity at risk in British waters of the North Sea

Environmental advocacy group Oceana has just completed (in early August) the UK leg of its eight-week North Sea expedition, and the preliminary results seemingly...

Indigenous groups call for urgent action to protect Amazon headwaters region in Peru and...

A number of indigenous groups have called for emergency support to stop the governments of Ecuador and Peru from expanding new fossil fuel, mining, and large-scale industrial development

Even “safe levels” of PCBs harm porpoises, say researchers

Manmade chemicals at levels below the toxic threshold for marine animals are now linked to a rise in the number of porpoises killed by...

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

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...

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...

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 .

Microfibres in the Mediterranean are floating homes for bacteria

Almost 200 species of bacteria colonize microfibres in the Mediterranean Sea, including one that causes food poisoning in humans, according to a new study...

Ecology consultant appointed on Severn Trent Water & Hafren Dyfrdwy Framework

Ecology consultants, RammSanderson has been appointed onto a framework of suppliers to Severn Trent Water (STW) and Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), the firm announced on...

IPBES announces co-chairs to lead key assessment of invasive alien species

Three leading global experts were on 22 May announced as the co-chairs of a new and vitally important assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform...

$3.7m crop lab will create food for ‘tomorrow’s atmosphere today’

A new $3.7m facility at the University of Essex aims to make it possible to adapt plants for a hotter drier climate, preventing threats...

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...

New approach aims to coordinate conservation efforts, connecting local actions with international goals

Researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators have launched a new approach to tackling biodiversity loss "in a coordinated way

Pristine peatland offers glimpse into pre-industrial atmosphere

Pre-industrial aerosol formation processes appear to be revealed by a study conducted in a pristine Finnish peatland. The investigation aimed to understand atmospheric particle...

£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...