Online calculator shows how trees can improve air quality and cut health costs

A new interactive online tool is set to encourage tree planting initiatives across the UK. It calculates how much pollution would be removed by planting trees in local areas, as well as the...


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...