15 Dec 2018

Government urged to act on damaging biodiversity funding gap post-Brexit Locked

Ecology Briefing: Wildlife groups highlight a potentially damaging gap in biodiversity and natural capital project finances, post-Brexit.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Dudley development rejected on ecology and biodiversity grounds Locked

Ecology Briefing: Biodiversity has trumped development pressures in a popular, biodiverse woodland setting in the West Midlands.

15 Dec 2018

Objectors fight 2000-home redevelopment at Lancashire colliery Locked

Ecology Briefing: They say it lead to the destruction of a “special, unique and cherished wildlife habitat”.

15 Dec 2018

Controversial £1.4bn Newport black route ‘vital’ to Welsh economy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Welsh government backs the black route but there have been 335 official objections.

15 Dec 2018

Council calls for bat and nesting birds protection

Ecology Briefing: Cheshire East Council takes a precautionary approach with planned time limits and exclusion zones.

15 Dec 2018

Towns and cities benefit common species, but damage unique ones Locked

Ecology Briefing: Human development of natural habitats is impacting localised species, according to a recent research paper.

15 Dec 2018

100,000 trees to be planted under Sheffield woodland strategy

Ecology Briefing: Council’s 15-year strategy will see 100,000 trees planted, helping Sheffield retain its title as the UK’s greenest city.

15 Dec 2018

HS2 ES needs more detail on noise, claims council Locked

Ecology Briefing: The working draft environmental statement for HS2 phase 2b needs more information regarding its vibration and noise impacts, according to Nottinghamshire County Council.

7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

7 Dec 2018

Net gain in action at Beddington redevelopment

Ecology Briefing: A range of habitats will be created as part of a planning application to create a commercial hub at Beddington.

7 Dec 2018

Defra vetoes lynx re-introduction trial Locked

Ecology Briefing: Natural England advises against the trial introduction of the species, highlighting a number of issues with the project’s license application.

6 Dec 2018

Biodiversity net gain may become mandatory Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It could now be applied in a standardised, mandatory form with a minimum 10% improvement suggested.

Europe, UK
6 Dec 2018

No EIA for polluted wildlife haven set for 400 homes

Ecology Briefing: Swindon planners say the site is previously developed with no development on the flood plain.

30 Nov 2018

Ornithological plan helps barn owls boom

Ecology Briefing: Natural Power reveals success of nesting activities implemented at Scottish wind farm site.

30 Nov 2018

Undertakings yield £3.2m for environmental charities Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental charities are to benefit from the latest swathe of enforcement orders negotiated by the Environment Agency.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Scottish launchpad project will impact ecosystem, claims campaign group Locked

Ecology Briefing: Campaign group raises ecological concerns over launchpad development.

30 Nov 2018

Fish relocated ahead of Birmingham flood scheme

Ecology Briefing: Fish rescued as £32m flood risk scheme progresses.

30 Nov 2018

Record 80,000 trees to be planted across London Locked

Ecology Briefing: London’s largest ever tree planting weekend approaches as mapping reveals the scale of the city’s tree coverage.

23 Nov 2018

Bamboo home scoops international prize

Ecology Briefing: The home only takes four hours to build and could provide a sustainable, low-cost solution in the Philippines.

23 Nov 2018

British public backs independent environmental body Locked

Ecology Briefing: Almost 70% of 3,416 adults surveyed in a RSPB YouGov poll back the creation of a non-Governmental body to enforce laws that protect British wildlife.

23 Nov 2018

Gove stresses environmental policies should be linked to social justice Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environment secretary Michael Gove outlined his philosophies and thinking which influence current policies at the Theos’ annual lecture 2018, last night.

Europe, UK
22 Nov 2018

Research programme seeks to integrate environmental data Locked

Ecology Briefing: The UK-SCAPE programme aims to deliver a complete understanding of our environment by combining national data sets.

22 Nov 2018

Innovative fish pass could see Essex-wide roll out

Ecology Briefing: A unique fish pass installed in the River Colne aims to support the declining European eel species.

22 Nov 2018

Sixty three tonnes of floating pennywort removed from Thames

Ecology Briefing: Despite a successful summer removing the invasive plant species floating pennywort from our waterways, the Environment Agency says the public should remain vigilant.

22 Nov 2018

Government refreshes ancient woodland planning advice Locked

Ecology Briefing: Government updates planning advice for applicants and local planning authorities regarding ancient woodland, ancient trees and veteran trees.

15 Nov 2018

Diluted EU measures could harm waterways, says WWT

Ecology Briefing: Even with Brexit coming, the prospect of weakened European water quality protection measures could harm UK wildlife, claims the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.

15 Nov 2018

Dorset WLT launches crowdfunding campaign to protect sandwich terns

Ecology Briefing: Wildlife Trust seeks almost £3k to help restore habitat supporting threatened sandwich terns.

15 Nov 2018

Air pollution harms insect life, finds report Locked

Ecology Briefing: High levels of nitrogen dioxide hamper the development of these creatures and could reduce pollination, warns the University of Sheffield.

15 Nov 2018

£16m Teesside flood scheme delivers 48ha of new habitats

Ecology Briefing: Habitat created as part of a £16m flood scheme aims to protect a range of bird and seal species in north east England.

15 Nov 2018

Rare beetle found at second Welsh site as conservation project launches

Ecology Briefing: Buglife project launched to protect rare beetle after second population is discovered in Wales.