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Environment Centre Wales building wins prestigious Sustainability Award

The Environment Centre Wales building in Bangor has won the 2009 Sustainability Award from RICS Wales. It will now represent Wales in the...


Unravelling the story of an alien invader on the International Day of Biodiversity

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) marks this year's International Day for Biological Diversity by announcing that its extensive work on...


Valuing our Life Support Systems symposium

The first meeting of the Natural Capital Initiative, Valuing our Life Support Systems, was held in London from 29 April - 1 May. Influential speakers...


Secure, carbon-free and electric? The UK’s energy system in 2050

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has released a major new report addressing two of the Government’s toughest energy policy goals – delivering...


Major event aims to protect and enhance natural capital

Leaders from the public, private and non-governmental organisation (NGO) sectors are coming together in London with prominent academics to highlight...


Scientists present new challenges for climate change policy

Two studies published in Nature on 30 April show that the risk of dangerous climate change is primarily determined by the accumulation of carbon...


Feature: Is the UK ready to rethink its stance on GM crops?

Professor Rosie Hails, CEH's head of population, molecular and community ecology, and chair of the Natural Capital Initiative, argues it may be time...


Plants absorb more carbon under hazy skies

Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere,...


£10 million initiative launched to tackle bee and pollinator decline

Up to £10 million is to be invested to help to identify the main threats to bees and other insect pollinators, under a major project announced today...


UK butterfly numbers fall to new low

Butterfly numbers have fallen to a new low, according to data from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, operated by Butterfly Conservation and the...