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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Floating islands boost biodiversity for Tyneside flood project Locked

Ecology Briefing: The islands aim to improve water quality and create habitats for a variety of species.

21 Mar 2019

Rural SuDS to clean-up Staffordshire watercourses Locked

Ecology Briefing: It is hoped rural SuDS techniques will help reduce pollution while also creating wetland habitat.

18 Mar 2019

Restoration works create wetland at former quarry Locked

Ecology Briefing: The created habitat could support a range of species including otters and water voles.

18 Mar 2019

Scotland stimulates conservation investment with £1bn initiative Locked

Ecology Briefing: The project aims to help drive investment in Scottish conservation over the coming years.

18 Mar 2019

SNH, low impact bat license will reduce bureaucracy Locked

Ecology Briefing: The license aims to reduce administration and speed up development.

8 Mar 2019

Copperworks site hosts rare plants Locked

Ecology Briefing: Rare plants are thriving on a former industrial site in South Wales, according to Natural Resources Wales.

7 Mar 2019

Protected species app for construction workers Locked

Ecology Briefing: Construction workers will now be able to identify protected species using an app. It is hoped the app will also help developers in understanding wildlife conservation issues.

7 Mar 2019

Revamped newt licensing could save millions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The district level license aims to improve the overall health of newt populations while potentially saving hundreds of millions of pounds for developers and regulators' time.