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‘Conventional pesticides should be the last line of defence’
In April, EU member states voted for a near-total ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, following a review of the evidence linking their use with a...
How do we manage water resources in the future to best protect water quality?
A new paper in Water Resources Management looks at the problem of balancing water demands with protection of river water quality. Dr Mike Hutchins...
Why Defra, the Environment Agency and the Water Industry should take notice of the CMO Report
Senior Scientist Dr Andrew Singer, who contributed to today’s Annual Report from the Chief Medical Officer for England, gives his reaction to the...
Putting the concept of ecosystem services into practice
" The Ecosystem Approach is much more than accepting ecosystems as the core of environmental management. It recognises that people and society are...
Will droughts in East Africa become more common?
Hui Yang and Chris Huntingford comment on a brief communication paper published this week, in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences...
In-field wild flower strips
Dr Ben Woodcock tells us more about why in-field flower strips are being trialled as a method to promote better pest control... The need to get...
Exploring alternatives to farming without neonics
ASSIST is a major collaborative NERC and BBSRC-funded research programme exploring methods to deliver sustainainable intensification of agriculture...
Chemicals in our wastewater...and our rivers - closing the water cycle loop
Dr Andrew Singer is leading CEH's research into antimicrobial resistance in the environment. Antimicrobials represent a small fraction of the...
How is land use change altering global patterns of soil erosion?
According to a recent study by the University of Basel, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology,...