UN mobilises action to tackle $200bn per year waste and pollution caused by global nitrogen losses

A UN body has adopted new guidance that will give governments and farmers the evidence they need to reduce nitrogen losses which, in their various forms, pollute air and water, and contribute to...


Investigating the links between human activities and global insect declines

A new £2.2 million project could enable more reliable assessments of how human activities cause global insect declines, as well as better predictions of future species trends.Despite widespread...


New online community hub to inspire action to protect our soils

Life on earth depends on healthy soil – and experts hope a new online community hub will inspire policymakers, researchers, farmers, planners and the public to take action to protect this precious but...


New citizen science app will support regeneration of UK’s sand dunes

A flexible app developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable citizen scientists to monitor the impacts of climate change and invasive species on sand dunes, as well as the...


UKCEH scientists are among world’s most influential researchers

Four scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have been named on the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.Microbial ecologist Dr Rob Griffiths, climate modeller Dr Chris Huntingford...


Scientists investigate greenhouse gas emissions from degraded peatlands

Peatlands across eastern England will be monitored for carbon emissions as part of a three-year project funded by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...


Funding boost for training of environmental scientists

A new training programme will provide the next generation of researchers with the knowledge and skills to improve the way that the environmental risks of chemicals are monitored, assessed and managed...


Biodiversity indicators measure how UK species are faring

Analyses of animal and plant species trends by scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have significantly contributed to the UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020.The indicators...


Wastewater analysis will track spread of coronavirus in schools

A new £2.4 million study will examine the feasibility of using secondary schools' wastewater in England as a non-intrusive means of coronavirus infection surveillance.The project, TERM, is being led...


International expert on peatlands awarded MBE

An expert on carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions from land use has been awarded an MBE.