Nitrogen pollution is no laughing matter

Nitrous oxide (N2O) - commonly known as laughing gas - has 300 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) and is responsible for seven per cent of harmful greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).


Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500 million tonnes of CO2

Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature.


New ‘toolkit’ for housing providers to support wildlife and boost residents’ wellbeing

Ecologists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have launched a ‘Biodiversity Toolkit’ to enable housing providers and residents support wildlife on their estates.Connecting and...


Willow tits find refuge in former mining areas

An endangered British songbird has found refuge in the former mining areas in northern England and could be thriving there due to the expanse of land available.


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...