Free plant identification app enables farmers to monitor their wildlife habitats

E-Surveyor, a new mobile phone developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, enables farmers to monitor the success of wildlife habitats they have created on their land. It uses artificial...


Vocal non-native songbird could change Britain’s dawn chorus as we know it

A study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology warns that a loud songbird from subtropical Asia, the red-billed leiothrix, could be emerging as a new invasive species in Britain, threatening to...


AI holds key to improving biodiversity by Britain’s railway tracks 

Trials in using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify species of trees and other plants, from photographs taken by on-train cameras, have proven that lineside vegetation can be monitored safely...


New portal improves forecasts of devastating storms in West Africa

An online 'nowcasting' portal developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable forecasters in West Africa to provide communities with earlier and more reliable warnings about...


Global early warning system will enable communities to adapt to changing water availability 

The Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) will provide regular data on the status of water resources in local catchments across the world. It is being led by the World Meteorological...


Deforestation increases risk of flash flooding in fast-growing West African coastal cities

The frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of this increase linked to the impact of deforestation on the local climate, a...


Dead puffins wash up on Scottish shores

More than 100 dead puffins have washed up across the northeast coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland over the past three weeks, making it one of the most significant reports of its kind in the UK for...


Woodland and hedgerow creation will be crucial to support pollinators in Wales

The largest survey of pollinator abundance in Wales has found that woodland and hedgerow creation can play a crucial role in action to reverse declines in insects that are essential for crop yield and...


Landmark report outlines how greenhouse gas removal could help UK achieve net zero

The maximum combined potential of technology and nature to directly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been outlined and costed for the first time in a major new report for government.


LED streetlights reduce insect populations by 50%

‘Eco-friendly’ LED streetlights are even more harmful for insect populations than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, a new study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has shown.