Rare plants to be reintroduced to Somerset
Two species of rare plant are to be reintroduced to
wetland nature reserves on the Somerset Levels.
Three arrests over badger baiting
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of hunting
with dogs and badger baiting.
Terry Pratchett warns Britain's hedgehogs and sparrows
are dying out
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author, has warned that Britain's
hedgehogs and sparrows are in danger of dying out after being "orphaned
by traffic, hurt by pollution and forced out of their natural habitat".
Plotting bird paths and easing personal heartache
A group of volunteers working in the Lower Derwent
Valley National Nature Reserve (NNR) have ringed more than 1,000 wild
birds in a year.
Thousands of coarse fish in Kippax re-homed
Thousands of coarse fish are to be moved to new locations
in West and North Yorkshire.
Rare birds disappearing at a 'very worrying' rate
Rare birds are disappearing from the skies above a
Scottish national park at a "very worrying" rate, experts
Eighth red kite bird dies from poisoning in Irish Republic
A project in the Irish Republic aimed at reintroducing
the Red Kite, a native bird of prey, has suffered a setback after
an eighth bird was found dead from illegal poisoning since 2007.
Residents urged not to feed red kites in Chilterns
A conservation board in Oxfordshire has renewed its
plea for local residents to stop feeding red kites.
Operation Tree Sparrow is soaraway success
The once rare tree sparrow is beginning to thrive again
in the north west thanks to farmers’ involvement in a conservation
project aimed at boosting numbers of the farmland bird.
Black squirrels could outnumber reds in England
Black squirrels could now outnumber reds in England
as the genetic mutant of the grey species increases across the country.
Could underground cables save our countryside from
march of the pylons?
Some of Britain’s famous landscapes could be
saved from pylons after a new study for the National Grid found
underground cables are less expensive than previously thought.
Call to halt turbines over MoD fears
Senior planners are calling for a moratorium on the
development of wind turbines in rural Buchan because of Ministry
of Defence concerns that renewable energy schemes are interfering
with vital defence surveillance systems.
Villagers to have say on 10-turbine wind farm plan
Residents can have their say on plans to build a
wind farm near the countryside village of Hemswell Cliff.
Expert's bid to restore Surrey's ancient forests
for timber harvest
Ancient forests and abandoned coppices in Surrey
could become productive woodland again with the appointment of a
And Reigate Life
Environment Agency report issues stark warning over
East Anglia’s future water supplies
The water shortages already threatening East Anglia’s
parched countryside could worsen drastically in future ...
Wales environment policy Natural Environment Framework
A consultation on how to rethink the way Wales views,
protects and manages its environment has been launched.
Wild Land Management Standards website launched
The John Muir Trust today launched its new Wild Land
Management Standards website which illustrates the principles that
guide its management of wild land.
Scottish communities could 'appraise' nature's services
Communities could be encouraged to make their own
assessments of the direct benefits they get from nature.
Wildlife fan has designs on a better wood
A precious fragment of ancient woodland in the North
Pennines is set to be rescued by a nature fan inspired by wildlife
with support from the Forestry Commission.
River Loddon fish bypass opens at Arborfield
A channel for fish has been created along a stretch
of the River Loddon in Berkshire to help them reach their spawning
Rebel hero who has 'betrayed' the last of Aceh's orang-utans
When the former rebel leader Irwandi Yusuf became governor
of Indonesia's Aceh province, he proclaimed a "green vision"
for the war-torn region.
Satellite study reveals critical habitat and corridors
for world's rarest gorilla
Conservationists working in Central Africa to save
the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla
has more suitable habitat than previously thought ...
Rhino debate charges ahead
An intense debate is under way about whether the ban
on rhino horn trade should be lifted as a way of tackling poaching.
Outrage over dolphin pod jet ski chase
Two jet skiers have been caught on video south-east
of Hobart ploughing through a large pod of dolphins and chasing them.
Tony Burke bans grazing in Alpine National Park in
The federal government isn't the "slightest bit"
concerned about any legal challenge the Victorian government might
pursue after it banned cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park.
Snakes blamed for 'severe declines' in Florida wildlife
Across southern Florida, rabbits, raccoons, bobcats
and foxes have been disappearing at dramatic rates over the past decade,
and invasive Burmese pythons are to blame, a US study said Monday.
Plans to block carp will re-reverse Chicago River
Keeping the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes
will involve re-reversing the flow of the Chicago River -- an engineering
marvel completed a century ago through a complex network of rivers,
canals, and locks, a new study said on Tuesday.
EU faces chemical conundrum
The WWF has criticised the European Commission following
its decision to add 15 new chemicals to the current list of 33 dangerous
water pollutants that most need to be tackled across the EU.
Loss of biodiversity - Europe's 'silent crisis'
We consider ourselves the guardians of planet earth,
but we are responsible for an extinction rate that has not been seen
since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago –
Poland says EU CO2 goal conditional, has doubts on
A potential European Union move to a stricter emissions-reduction
goal is conditional on efforts by non-EU nations to cut greenhouse
gases, a Polish government official said.
Half of EU airport traffic in CO2 reduction pledge
More than 50 European airports representing half
of total EU air passenger traffic have signed up to an industry
scheme to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, airports body ACI
Europe said on Tuesday.
Europe zeroes in on shipping emissions
New rules to limit pollution from ships are set to
start moving through the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the
specter of potential environmental contamination from a stricken
cruise ship lending momentum to the debate.
Sir David Attenborough hits back at Lord Lawson
Sir David Attenborough has accused Lord Lawson of
“unacceptable” selective use of evidence in trying to
deny the impacts of global warming.
Climate Change Commission says Wales on right path
Wales is "on the right path" towards tackling
climate change, but the Welsh government needs to do more to target
additional emissions, a report says.
More on EBLEX and livestock farming’s carbon
The latest EBLEX beef and sheep roadmap was published
EU takes next step in making airlines pay for carbon
The European Commission on Monday took another technical
step to bring all airlines using EU airports into its carbon trading
scheme, following on from last year's court ruling that, despite
loud international opposition, the EU plan was legal.
Genetics of Arctic plants under serious threat from
A new EU study by a team of Austrian, French and
Norwegian researchers has found that rising temperatures as a result
of climate change will have differing genetic consequences within
single Arctic plant species.
Increasing emissions targets will save billions
Major new analysis out today concludes that introducing
tougher carbon emissions targets will save the UK, and other European
countries, millions of pounds.