Academic wins international award for urban ecology work

A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science. Dr...

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.
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Pathogens hitch a ride on plastic

Microplastics are a pathway for pathogens on land to reach the ocean, with likely consequences for human and wildlife health, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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...

Woodlands conservation charity opens applications for scientific research programme

Time is running out to apply for the latest round of Woodland Trust grants which could fund research to help solve the climate and...

Study aims to assess effects of coastal light pollution

Have you ever given a thought to how light pollution in our coastal towns may be affecting our marine neighbours? The School of Ocean Sciences...

Fish eDNA project launched at offshore wind farm

In a bid to validate offshore fish environmental DNA (eDNA) survey methods, a new project has been launched - said to be the first...

UK start-up aims to stop illegal trawling and fishing using underwater structures

A small Devon-based company proposes to block illegal fishing boats and trawlers in the world's oceans by deploying artificial reef structures on the seabed...

Hotter, drier, CRISPR: Gene editing for climate change

Gene editing technology will play a vital role in climate-proofing future crops to protect global food supplies, according to scientists at The University of...

Study predicts growth in UK wine production due to climate change

New research appears to reveal how climate change is likely to increase the potential for wine production in the UK – with conditions projected...

Indonesian government meets Scottish traceability business to eliminate illegal fishing

The Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, met with software and traceability provider Traceall Global in mid April as part of...

Building firm creates wetland for local school in Wigan area

Building and engineering firm J. Murphy & Sons (Murphy) will help open a new biodiversity Wetlands project in Golborne on 18 June. Murphy created...

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

Super sewer progress

Recent aerial photography shows some of the changes being made to the banks of the Thames during the construction of London’s 25-km super-sewer, Tideway. Now said to be three-quarters complete – and on-schedule to finish in 2025 – the 2.5m-diameter tunnel will provide an extra 1.6 million m3 of storage in London’s sewers.

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...
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Funding for Internet of Trees

Seed funding of 1.8million has been secured for a large-scale IoT network to detect wildfires.

Research aims to to save European peatlands from climate change

A five-year, £3.7m research project involving scientists from across the UK and partners across Europe aims to assess the risk that climate change poses...

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...

Monocultures or mixed species? Surprising new research shows how different forests cope with drought

Monocultures of some of the UK’s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed species forests, new research seems...

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