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Professor Mark Bailey appointed to lead the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Professor Mark Bailey has been appointed on a permanent basis to the position of Director of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). The...


Record April to June rainfall results in almost complete end of drought conditions - June 2012 Hydrological Summary

The persistent and seasonally unusual southerly track of the jet stream contributed to June weather conditions more typical of the late autumn...


Nearly 2000 non-native species established in Great Britain

There has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain, a major new report, published today, has found...


Training could improve value of agri-environment schemes, researchers say

The effectiveness and value for money of agri-environment schemes (AES) have been questioned by some academics and commentators, but researchers...


Loch Leven water quality best for 20 years

The water quality of Loch Leven in Scotland is the best it has been for more than 20 years, according to work carried out by the NERC Centre for...


UK environment improves as chemical climate responds to air pollution policies

A major new review has found that the chemical climate of the UK has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, and continues to change as a...


Recovery in groundwater resources - May 2012 Hydrological Summary

May was fairly typical in terms of rainfall and temperatures for the month as a whole, but saw a marked contrast between the cool, unsettled weather...


Biological recording in a changing world at BBC Gardeners' World Live

This week scientists from the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are exhibiting at the BBC Gardeners' World Live show at the NEC,...


Warmth-loving butterflies show habitat contractions despite three decades of climate change

A new study has found that warmth-loving butterfly species in Great Britain occupy a more narrow range of habitats despite three decades of climate...


Kinghorn Lock: experts meet to discuss pollutions clean-up

Water pollution experts from across the world visited Kinghorn Loch in Fife, Scotland last month to learn more about decades of pollution clean-up...