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Feature: On a wing and a prayer

Twenty-five years ago this June, Large Blue butterflies flew again in England after becoming extinct in 1979. Professor Jeremy Thomas, whose...


Britain celebrates Large Blue butterfly conservation success story

Sir David Attenborough was among those attending a special event in Somerset on 16 June to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of...


CEH urges Women's Institute to help protect all pollinators

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Dr Claire Carvell spoke to 5000 members of the Women's Institute today (3 June) at their Annual General...


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...