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Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time

Britain’s soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country’s soil biodiversity to date. The results are...


Nitrogen and Global Change - major science conference in Edinburgh - closing statement issued

A major international science event took place in Edinburgh this week, bringing together scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss...


The Edinburgh Declaration on Reactive Nitrogen - Closing statement from the Nitrogen & Global Change conference

This week over 350 scientists, policymakers, industry and NGO representatives gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland at the ‘Nitrogen and Global Change’...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for March 2011 - stocks in many reservoirs fall appreciably

Within the UK, March 2011 was provisionally the driest since 1961 for England & Wales, with very meagre rainfall totals in many central, southern...


Europe's wildlife under threat from nitrogen

An international study published today warns that nitrogen pollution, resulting from industry and agriculture, is putting Europe's wildlife at risk...


New calculator enables individuals to measure their nitrogen footprint

A new web-based tool that calculates an individual's "nitrogen footprint" has been launched at the Nitrogen & Global Change conference, taking...


Reactive nitrogen causing higher damaging emissions from forests in Europe than previously estimated

Reactive nitrogen compounds from agriculture, transport and industry cause increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests...


Excessive nitrogen harms the economy and environment – first Europe-wide assessment published

A major new study has found that nitrogen pollution is costing each person in Europe around £130 - £650 (€150 – €740) a year. The first European...


New web pages improve access to river flow data

The National River Flow Archive (NRFA) has launched new web pages, enabling improved public access to river flow data and associated information. The...


CEH staff lead UK floods research delegation to China

Staff from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are leading a research delegation to China this week to discuss how UK experts can work with...