Shifting patterns of temperature volatility in the climate system

Press release 2013/7 - Issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK In recent decades there has been increased variability in yearly temperature records for large parts of Europe and North America...


Half of Tamiflu prescriptions went unused during 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, sewage study concludes

A new study concludes that approximately half of the prescriptions of Tamiflu during the 2009-10 influenza pandemic went unused in England.


Smarter use of nutrients will help clean up the planet, say scientists

A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients.


UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation

A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of fragmentation of key habitat types in the landscape...


Spotted! New atlas reveals trends in British ladybird species

The first atlas of Britain and Ireland’s ladybirds is published today. The atlas is the result of a six year research project by the UK Ladybird Survey, building on data collected over the last two...


Higher river levels as more CO2 makes plants less thirsty

Rising carbon dioxide levels will increase river levels in the future, according to a team of scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Ecology &...