14 Feb 2019

Street tree biodiversity is key, says Professor Locked

Ecology Briefing: Having different species of trees by urban areas can reduce pests and boost biodiversity, says Dr Nina Bassuk, of the Urban Horticulture Institute.

14 Feb 2019

Avon Valley development will "irrevocably harm wildlife", claims WLT

Ecology Briefing: According to the trust, the development site provides functional supporting habitat that has been used by breeding and feeding bird populations.

14 Feb 2019

Anglian Water unveils natural capital ambitions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The water utility reveals its ambitions to protect local natural capital from the effects of climate change and growth.

7 Feb 2019

Cheshire East Council backs eco-homes alongside wetland restoration

Ecology Briefing: The small-scale development will incorporate a range of sustainable building measures while also restoring local habitat.

7 Feb 2019

Biodiversity net gain proposals: industry reactions Locked

Ecology Briefing: Questions raised include the capacity of local authorities to deliver the scheme and the workings of the cash tariff.

6 Feb 2019

Germany invests 2m euro in global peatlands

Ecology Briefing: The investment in the Global Peatlands Initiative will help ensure that peatlands remain as carbon sinks rather than carbon sources.

31 Jan 2019

WSP to research UK climate risk interactions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The research aims to identify and understand climate change effects across a range of environments.

31 Jan 2019

Monitoring systems need to adapt more, says institute Locked

Ecology Briefing: Further development is needed to enable the adaptive management of our ecosystems, according to the James Hutton Institute.

28 Jan 2019

High Court blocks wildlife trusts' challenge to Expressway Locked

Ecology Briefing: Group of wildlife trusts has been denied a Judicial Review of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway route.

27 Jan 2019

Urban areas offer pollinator hope

Ecology Briefing: Allotments and urban gardens are particularly good for pollinators, says researchers at the University of Leeds.

27 Jan 2019

Environmental principles are crucial post-Brexit, warns EA chief Locked

Ecology Briefing: The narrow definition of environmental law by policymakers presents a post-Brexit risk, says Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd.

21 Jan 2019

Biodiversity impacts scupper Durham development Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Adverse impacts to local special protection areas contribute to refusal of watersports centre planning application.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

Community influence over tree protection set to rise Locked

Ecology Briefing: Consultation could see local communities play a greater role in the management of local urban trees.

13 Jan 2019

EA serves Notice of Liability for extensive river damage Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Environment Agency has called on Omex Agriculture Ltd to repair the River Witham, in Lincolnshire, following a pollution incident that killed 100,000+ fish.

13 Jan 2019

Wildlife Trust says Somerset plan endangers bats

Ecology Briefing: Housing developments proposed in the West of England Joint Spatial Plan threaten bat habitats, claims the Avon Wildlife Trust.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

Environmental implications revealed as Sizewell C final consultation launches Locked

Ecology Briefing: EDF’s Sizewell C project could impact local nature reserve, according to RSPB.

13 Jan 2019

CEH identifies invasive species threats Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scientists have listed 66 alien plant and animal species that could threaten biodiversity and ecosystems in the EU.

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

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

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

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

Scottish launchpad project will impact ecosystem, claims campaign group Locked

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

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
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

Gove assures Brexit preparations not compromising Defra agencies Locked

Ecology Briefing: Some 50 staff have been seconded from Natural England to EU exit posts as EAC chair Mary Creagh questions the impacts on the agency’s primary purpose.