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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Increased biodiversity linked to improved sewage treatment
A higher standard of wastewater treatment in the UK has been linked to substantial improvements in a river’s biodiversity over the past 30 years. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology analysed data from the regular monitoring of both chemicals and invertebrates in the River Ray in Wiltshire between 1977 and 2016.
CEH research helps inform Welsh Government’s sustainable farming consultation
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has made a major contribution to the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Farming and our Land consultation through the Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP).
Parasites hinder female seabirds’ reproductive success
A study by the University of Liverpool and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has found that parasites reduced female seabirds’...
Online calculator shows how trees improve air quality and reduce health costs
A new online tool by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and environmental economics consultancy eftec calculates how much pollution (PM2.5) would be removed by planting trees in local areas, as well as the corresponding public health cost savings.
Insight into how puffins catch food outside breeding season
A study by the University of Liverpool and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has gained new insight into feeding habits of puffins, guillemots and razorbills outside the breeding season.
Investing in nature could boost UK economy
A new report , which explores land use options post-Brexit, suggests that increasing the area of semi-natural habitats could increase economic growth...
Significant UK air quality improvements over past 40 years cut death rates
Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a...
Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform visits Auchencorth Moss
Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, visited Auchencorth Moss atmospheric...
Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and James Hutton Institute have led a study that estimates greenhouse gas emissions from peatland areas in the UK
High-tech study shines light on varied diet of honeybees
Results from the first year of the National Honey Monitoring Scheme has revealed the DNA of pollen of more than 1,000 different plant species. Beekeepers supply honey samples for DNA testing by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.