Latest technology used to improve thousands of miles of lineside biodiversity
Scientists are using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network, as part of Network Rail’s new action plan for sustainable vegetation management.
CO2 emissions in London unaffected by second lockdown
A detailed analysis has shown that the second national lockdown had no further impact on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in central London when compared to pre lockdown 2.0 levels, with both...
High-tech data confirm record poor harvest after year of extreme weather
Scientific data confirm British farmers’ fears that this is the worst harvest for at least 25 years, following a year of extreme weather.
New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms
Ground-breaking scientific research will make it easier to predict the path of some of the world’s most powerful storms, enabling communities to better protect themselves from severe flooding.
Almost 2 million acres of GB grassland lost as woodland and urban areas expand
A major loss of grassland and significant increases in urbanisation and woodland in Great Britain since 1990 have been revealed in a new scientific analysis of land cover changes across the country...
Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater
Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large...
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
In a new study, scientists from around the world warn that the threats posed by invasive alien species are increasing. They say that urgent action is required in order to prevent, detect, and control...
Scientists predict increase in harmful blue-green algae this year
The UK’s exceptionally warm spring may lead to an increase in blue-green algal blooms, say ecologists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).Blue-green algae can occur naturally in lakes...
AI system could identify roadside invasive species
Invasive plant species like Japanese knotweed cause damage across the UK, but finding them and tracking their growth can be time-consuming and expensive, especially along roads and railways.Now...
Free online tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental benefits
A free web-based support tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental improvements and potentially attract payments for providing ‘public money for public goods’ under the new agri-environment...