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Climate change makes West Nile virus outbreaks 'plausible' in UK

Climate change will make outbreaks of West Nile virus more likely in the UK within the next 20-30 years, says a study involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH),


Impacts of landfill chemical waste on UK seabirds investigated

A £2.3million study, by UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the University of York, is investigating the effects that chemical pollutants from coastal landfill waste may be having on UK seabirds.


Nitrogen pollution is no laughing matter

A new international initiative - #Nitrogen4NetZero - sets out to raise awareness of the importance of nitrogen for climate action. It is being led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) in partnership with the British High Commission in Colombo and the Government of Sri Lanka.


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

Raising water levels in agricultural peatlands could cut emissions by around 1 per cent of all global GHG emissions caused by human activities, according to a study, led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. It has been published 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.


Willow tits find refuge in former mining areas

Britain's fastest declining resident bird species, the willow tit, has found refuge in former mining areas and could be thriving there due to the expanse of land available, a study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has found.


Latest technology used to improve thousands of miles of lineside biodiversity

Network Rail’s Biodiversity Action Plan, which has been drawn up in collaboration with UKCEH scientists, is an important step in achieving a sustainably managed lineside.


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 (CO 2 ) emissions in central London...


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. Analyses by...


New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms

Research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 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.