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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


"Forgotten greenhouse gas" discussed at Royal Society meeting

A two-day scientific meeting is discussing how nitrous oxide, a potent and long-lived greenhouse gas, can be better understood and what steps might...


New £3.28m project to examine sustainability of bioenergy crops within the UK

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is leading a new seven-member consortium project funded and commissioned by the Energy Technologies...


Defra Minister Richard Benyon visits CEH

Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, visited CEH’s Wallingford site today. The visit included...


Rare butterflies show signs of recovery

New data shows that some of Britain’s most threatened butterflies showed encouraging signs of recovery last year. The 2010 results from the UK...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for April 2011 - a very remarkable month in hydrometeorological terms

April was a very remarkable month in hydrometeorological terms: provisionally it was the warmest April in the 352-year Central England Temperature...


Moth virus research could lead the way to better pest control

Scientists are to investigate how lethal viruses attack differently sized populations of moths in research that may open the door to new methods of...


New web portal provides improved access to NERC soils data

A new web portal offering access to soils data collected by NERC has been officially launched. The NERC Soil Portal is a collaborative effort between...


New publication: The 1975-76 Drought - a contemporary and retrospective review

The 1975-76 drought was considered at the time the most severe yet experienced across much of the UK. Unusually, given its extreme intensity and...


8th International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology

The 8th International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH 2011) took place last week in Exeter. More than 140 presentations were made over...


Free workshop for Biological Records Centre volunteer schemes and societies

The Biological Records Centre, based within the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has arranged a one day workshop on Saturday 7 May 2011 to provide...