Significant UK air quality improvements over past 40 years cut death rates
Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a new study has found.
High-tech study shines light on varied diet of honeybees
UK honeybees have an extremely varied diet, foraging on a selection of more than 1,000 different plant species, a pioneering analysis of honey samples has found.Around 200 beekeepers from across the...
Widespread losses of pollinating insects in Britain
Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found.The research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, measured the presence of 353 wild bee and...
First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use
Innovative new datasets, estimating the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually, have been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.The data will provide...
Butterfly monitoring project will enable improvements to Europe’s environment
A major new EU Pilot Project will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU biodiversity and agricultural policies.Butterfly populations are...
Press releases 2019
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2019Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to become independent on 1 December - November 2019Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world -...
£20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution
The UK Government today (January 22) announces its commitment to fund a major international research programme to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for the environment, food security...
Scientists awarded £1.8m to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage and loss
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 13 2018Scientists are to take part in a research project to transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate climate change.The project...
Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity
Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.From an...
Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming
A new online calculator and guidance has been developed to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution. Scientists from the Centre for Ecology &...