Protected areas: achieving the 30×30 target

How close are we to achieving the Prime Minister’s pledge to protect 30% of UK land and seas by 2030 to support nature recovery? Dr Nick Isaac of UKCEH discusses the issues


The 4000-mile journey of a reference air pollution monitor

Part one of a two-part story describing the journey of air quality monitoring equipment once in use in the UK and now in use in Africa where it is critical to set up air pollution monitoring networks.


The 4000-mile journey of a reference air pollution monitor: arrival in Africa

Part two of a blog post describing the journey of air quality monitoring equipment from the UK to Africa


Cutting-edge research is crucial to cleaning up our rivers

As the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee publishes a report on water quality in England's rivers, Dr Gwyn Rees of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses, in a blog, the...


Impressions from COP26: we must bridge the climate-biodiversity gap

Was COP26 really just ‘blah blah blah’? PhD candidate Galina Jönsson, who researches long-term biodiversity trends at UKCEH and the Natural History Museum, attended the climate summit as a member of...


Climate change risks to lakes – a COP26 inspired Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum 2021

Report from the 2021 Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum


Using drone mapping for habitat monitoring

We've been using our new DJI M300 RTK drone for surveying a range of habitats - from rewilding sites on the Humber to forestry plantations on the Tweed. The new system was purchased to demonstrate the...


UKCEH highlights science at the Edinburgh Climate Festival

It is not only high culture and comedy at the Edinburgh Festivals. Science was a focus too and this year, UKCEH joined a range of groups on Leith Links last Saturday (14th Aug 2021) to highlight the...


Contributing role in landmark IPCC report on climate change impacts

Dr Chris Huntingford of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, one of the contributing authors to the IPCC report Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, explains its aims and significance.


Free E-tools help deliver sustainable farming

UKCEH has been working to create a series of free tools, collectively called ASSIST E-Tools, to support farmers and other land managers in planning and delivering environmental management actions.