Deer culls aggressive Scottish Gamekeepers Association
Deer culls in the name of conservation are "aggressive"
and harm populations that support sporting estates, a gamekeepers
body has said.
Chepstow badger deaths inquiry launched by Gwent Police
Gwent Police have launched an investigation after two
dead badgers were found in Chepstow.
'Last' surviving kite reintroduced to Highlands thought
to have died
RSPB Scotland believes the last of the original red
kites introduced to the Highlands from Sweden almost 20 years ago
Distressed dolphin put to sleep
Crew members of Port Talbot's inshore lifeboat are
no strangers to being called out when swimmers get into trouble.
is South Wales
Whale stranded on Milford Haven mudbank is put to sleep
Marine experts say a whale stranded on a beach in Pembrokeshire
has been put to sleep because it was dying.
Scandinavian trees 'survived last Ice Age'
Some Scandinavian trees survived the last Ice Age,
challenging a widely held notion that they were killed off by the
huge ice sheet that covered the region.
First computer model of how buds grow into leaves
Leaves come in all shapes and sizes. Scientists have
discovered simple rules that control leaf shape during growth.
Water shortage to affect wildlife
A wildlife charity is warning of "an impending
catastrophe for Surrey's wildlife" due to a water shortage.
Interim chief executive appointed at Natural England
Natural England, the Government’s wildlife adviser,
has appointed Dave Webster as its interim chief executive.
Scotland honours the champions of wildlife conservation
Conservationists ranging from a retired teacher who
pioneered the idea of the “outdoor classroom” to a farmer
who has boosted the number of lapwings on his land have been honoured
at the inaugural RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards.
Survey opens to explore Scottish wildlife
Scottish Natural Heritage has commissioned a survey
to help gain a better understanding of wildlife management issues
Wildlife haven status for Thames Estuary airport land
Opponents of a new airport in the Thames Estuary
have welcomed a government decision to designate the land earmarked
for the project as a new wildlife haven.
£500,000 to improve our coastal wildlife
More than £500,000 is to be spent on creating
“nature zones” on a stretch of our coast.
Wildlife groups delighted as Talbot Heath site is
Wildlife bodies who opposed development plans they
feared would desecrate “one of the most important wildlife
sites in the country”, are delighted it has been thrown out.
Asda U-turn over plan to pump sewage into Ferring
Asda has dropped a plan to pump sewage into a stream
used by children and animals in West Sussex.
Rare wetland habitat in Guernsey is restored
Work has started at Guernsey's Colin Best Nature
Reserve to reintroduce a rare wetland habitat.
New 20-turbine wind farm at Moy near Inverness approved
A developer has won its appeal against Highland Council's
failure to give a decision on its plan for a wind farm at Moy, near
Cash flow boost for river to protect rare wildlife
Torridge has won a share of a multi-million pound
nature project to protect its precious countryside.
Improving wildlife habitat on Lincolnshire golf course
The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project, a partnership
between the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service
and others, is working with Laceby Manor Golf Club, near Grimsby.
Funding boost for Dearne project
A Dearne eco project will get a share of a multi-million
pound funding pot to improve wildlife areas in the local area.
Davey: New nuclear will learn from mistakes of the
Ed Davey has vowed the costs of the UK's new nuclear
build programme will not be passed on to future taxpayers, after
a government-backed report highlighted the huge scale of the country's
current nuclear liabilities
Mediterranean marine reserves called vital
Large areas of the Mediterranean that were once healthy
ecosystems have been left barren by overexploitation of fish and other
marine resources, scientists say.
With wildlife corridor, Turkey tackles an ecological
In Turkey, where conservation tends to get short shrift,
environmentalists are excited about a plan to create a 58,000-acre
wildlife corridor in hopes of bolstering dwindling populations of
wolves, bears, and lynxes.
Spiny, venomous new sea snake discovered—"something
A new species of venomous sea snake mysteriously covered
head to tail in spiny scales has been discovered in treacherous seas
off northern Australia, a new study says.
Race to save the leatherback turtle from extinction
The leatherback turtle is one of the ocean's titans.
The largest member of the turtle family, it is also one of the world's
biggest reptiles, outsized only by some species of crocodile.
'Living fossil' trees in DNA studies
Scientists say they are using cutting-edge DNA sequencing
technology to protect living fossil trees in Fiji from the impact
of climate change.
Hot-spring fossils preserve complete Jurassic ecosystem
Scientists are uncovering a beautifully-preserved ecosystem
from around a Jurassic hot spring, helping fill a gap in the fossil
record of more than 300 million years.
Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and
Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today
warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological
and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and
environmentally malign technologies.
Conservation is priceless for Kenyan forest
The conservation of forests in Kenya has been a challenge
to policy makers.
Africanized bees, climate and disease killing Mexico's
Africanized bees, climate change and disease are seen
by local beekeepers as the cause for the drop in honey production
around Mexico’s largest freshwater lake.
Climate change plays major role in decline of blackbird
Populations of the rusty blackbird, a once-abundant
North American species, have declined drastically in recent years,
and Auburn University researchers say climate change is to blame.
Firms rush to meet latest solar feed-in tariff deadline
Businesses and households are rushing to complete
solar electricity projects ahead of the latest cuts to feed-in tariff
incentives, which will come into effect from tomorrow as part of
the government's efforts to ensure the popular scheme does not exceed
UK CCS plants clear European funding hurdle
The UK capture and storage (CCS) industry is in prime
position to claim EU funding after all six projects put forwards
by the UK government passed a financial assessment by the European
Investment Bank (EIB).
UK dismisses ATH appeal in carbon reduction scheme
The government has dismissed an appeal by coal producer
ATH Resources related to its participation in the government's Carbon
Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme, the company said on Friday.
Ofgem outlines plan to build cheaper offshore wind
The government's goal of cutting the cost of offshore
wind energy to £100 per mega watt hour has moved significantly
closer, after energy regulator Ofgem released a series of proposals
on how to deliver a cheaper and more efficient offshore energy grid.
Virginia high court rules in favor of climate scientist
The supreme court of Virginia on Friday ruled in
favor of a prominent climate scientist, blocking a two-year bid
by state officials to get access to his university emails and grant
Arctic's old ice vanishing rapidly
The oldest and thickest Arctic ice seems to be vanishing
faster than the younger, thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic
Ocean's floating ice cap, a new NASA study finds.
Schmallenberg virus: Climate 'raising UK disease
Climate change is raising the risk of diseases such
as Schmallenberg in the UK and northern Europe, say scientists.
Oliver Letwin: 'Government must continue investing
in green energy'
The Government should continue investing in controversial
renewable energy schemes because the £1 billion spent last
year “is actually quite tiny”, Cabinet Office minister
Oliver Letwin has said.