Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater
Post date: 2020-07-02
Simon Williams
Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large...
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
Post date: 2020-06-26
Paulette Burns
In a new study, scientists from around the world warn that the threats posed by invasive alien species are increasing. They say that urgent action is required in order to prevent, detect, and control...
UKCEH statement on Black Lives Matter
Post date: 2020-06-18
Simon Williams
Statement by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology: We grieve the deaths of those who have lost their lives to racism and stand against racism in all its forms.We believe that we have a duty to...
Scientists predict increase in harmful blue-green algae this year
Post date: 2020-06-18
Simon Williams
The UK’s exceptionally warm spring may lead to an increase in blue-green algal blooms, say ecologists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).Blue-green algae can occur naturally in...
AI system could identify roadside invasive species
Post date: 2020-06-16
Simon Williams
Invasive plant species like Japanese knotweed cause damage across the UK, but finding them and tracking their growth can be time-consuming and expensive, especially along roads and railways.Now,...
Unpicking the impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater ecosystems
Post date: 2020-06-15
Prof. Laurence Carvalho
Our freshwaters are impacted by many types of stressors from nutrient pollution and bankside modifications to water scarcity, floods and climate change, resulting in about 60% of Europe’s lakes and...
New species extinction target proposed
Post date: 2020-06-12
Simon Williams
The future global strategy for conserving biodiversity must include a prominent target to lower species extinction rates, similar to the 2-degree climate goal, say scientists.An estimated one million...
UK Hydrological Status Update – June 2020
Post date: 2020-06-11
Katie Muchan
Following the wettest February on record, spring 2020 was the sunniest on record and exceptionally dry across much of the country. Low soil moisture and river flows have resulted in impacts on...
From severe flooding to drought conditions in a matter of weeks
Post date: 2020-06-11
Simon Williams
Exceptionally low rainfall, soil moisture and river flows in May mean the UK may be on course for a significant drought this summer, just weeks after some record high flows and widespread flooding,...
Free online tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental benefits
Post date: 2020-06-11
Simon Williams
A free web-based support tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental improvements and potentially attract payments for providing ‘public money for public goods’ under the new agri-environment...


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