18 Apr 2019

Not implementing environmental law cost EU states €55bn last year Locked

Ecology Briefing: Not implementing EU environmental law results in negative outcomes ranging from reduced biodiversity and increased illness to air and noise pollution and unrealised market opportunities.

Europe, Global
18 Apr 2019

Oak decline could put 2300 species at risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The next best tree, ash, only supports 28% of oak supported species.

18 Apr 2019

Plant barrier to stymie air pollution by school Locked

Ecology Briefing: The 60m plant barrier will mitigate air pollution at Hunter’s Bar Infant School as part of the University of Sheffield’s BREATHE project.

18 Apr 2019

Biosecurity toolkit tackles exotic pest risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Landscape Institute’s (LI) plant health and biosecurity toolkit for landscape consultants encourages biodiversity best practice at each stage of projects.

18 Apr 2019

Solihull green corridors part of wider works Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Wildlife Ways scheme is creating wildlife-friendly infrastructure to boost biodiversity and make commuting easier across the Birmingham borough.

18 Apr 2019

Trees and green belt could influence Sheffield election Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE set to run its own green belt consultation along with threat map.

12 Apr 2019

Ecologists review impacts and opportunities from solar farms Locked

Ecology Briefing: A review of the ecological impacts of solar farms, mitigation solutions and opportunities for biodiversity enhancement by BSG Ecology has thrown more light on a poorly researched issue.

Europe, UK
12 Apr 2019

Collaborative approach to remove floating pennywort Locked

Ecology Briefing: Several organisations are involved including the Environment Agency and nGroundwork along with anglers, water companies and local authorities.

12 Apr 2019

£200,000 restorative justice for watercourse Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Environment Agency has accepted a £200,000 voluntary Enforcement Undertaking to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after a serious sewage escape contaminated watercourses.

11 Apr 2019

Severn Trent Water to provide £100,000 towards biodiversity Locked

Ecology Briefing: A share of the fund is available to local schools, community groups, farmers, other landowners, and non-governmental organisations that boost biodiversity in the region.

11 Apr 2019

Bat roost destruction costs firm £18,820 Locked

Ecology Briefing: Landrose Developments was found to have illegally destroyed the roosts of pipistrelle bats.

11 Apr 2019

Bat licensing charges to be introduced Locked

Ecology Briefing: The new charges will apply to bat licenses from 22 April and great crested newts later in the year.

11 Apr 2019

Developers must safeguard birds, warns Minister Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Wildlife habitats must be protected during construction, says Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.

11 Apr 2019

Hot weather boosts UK butterfly species Locked

Ecology Briefing: More than two-thirds of species were seen in higher numbers in the past year, but Butterfly Conservation cautions that 2018 was actually only an average year for the butterfly.

4 Apr 2019

Stone-curlews still at risk, according to the RSPB Locked

Ecology Briefing: A recent release from the RSPB has cautioned stone-curlew populations have struggled to recover after numbers took a hit in 2013.

4 Apr 2019

District level newt licenses will replace 77% of traditional licensing Locked

Ecology Briefing: Cheshire WIldlife Trust has published a factsheet designed to support applicants looking to gain a district level great crested newt (GCN) license.

4 Apr 2019

Salford to become green infrastructure test bed Locked

Ecology Briefing: An EU-funded effort is under way in Greater Manchester to explore ways green infrastructure can mitigate urban climate change impacts.

4 Apr 2019

Global warming an increasing threat to wildlife lifecycles Locked

Ecology Briefing: New ecological research has revealed the extent to which different rates of adaptation to global warming between predators and prey risks long-term stability of UK ecosystems.

4 Apr 2019

Go ahead for Dorset housing despite nearby SAC and fuel tank contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planners want a remediation study before the scheme commences.

29 Mar 2019

Former Essex ‘plotlands’ now protected Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The SSI-designated area is home to 11 wild orchids and scarce plants and 36 species of butterfly.

28 Mar 2019

Low-cost sensors could improve biodiversity monitoring Locked

Ecology Briefing: A novel energy efficient wireless audio recorder is being developed to provide feedback from remote locations within 30 seconds, say Chinese researchers.

28 Mar 2019

Pollinator populations fall by a third, says CEH Locked

Ecology Briefing: A third of wild bee and hover species have experienced declines from 1980 to 2013, though a tenth of these species increased.

28 Mar 2019

Nettles and hogweed could outcompete UK’s native plants Locked

Ecology Briefing: Native wildflowers could be under threat from dominant and invasive species.

28 Mar 2019

Scotland's natural capital worth £273bn Locked

Ecology Briefing: Looking ahead, this value is expected to fall, in line with the declining value of oil and gas assets.

28 Mar 2019

Global wetland restoration programme needed, says WWT Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust believes such a programme would halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change.

28 Mar 2019

NRW recycle felled trees to reduce flood risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The trees will be used to tactically divert excess water from the Merin River during periods of heavy rain.

21 Mar 2019

Brexit could be good for UK soil quality, says report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Brexit offers a unique opportunity to direct agricultural policy in ways that start to tackle the huge greenhouse gas emissions from farming, says Soil Association.

21 Mar 2019

Hydroelectric dams damage ecosystems, claim US researchers Locked

Ecology Briefing: The knock-on effects of inland river dams hamper the productivity of estuarine habitats, according to a University of California team.

21 Mar 2019

SSE reveals biodiversity strategy Locked

Ecology Briefing: The energy company has unveiled its ambitions to enhance biodiversity as part of its 2018 biodiversity report.

21 Mar 2019

A417 scheme could significantly harm wildlife, claims Wildlife Trust Locked

Ecology Briefing: The trust believes the c£500m scheme could damage two local sites of special scientific interest and further segment previously connected habitats.