Extinction fears as salmon disappear
Atlantic salmon that travel thousands of miles to swim
up a West river could become extinct there within three years, environmentalists
Charity appeal to help our partridges survive
A Fordingbridge conservation charity is issuing a seasonal
appeal for landowners to create insect habitats to save the grey partridge.
Finches feeding on kitchen scraps
As the old year gives way to the new, a sudden frost
grips the land, coating every surface with a thin layer of white.
'Elusive' brainless fish discovered in waters off
A brainless and faceless fish was one of 15 rare species
discovered during a series of marine surveys this year.
Anger after four out of five major wind farms approved
Campaigners say they have little faith in the Scottish
Government listening to local opinion after figures showed only
five major wind farm applications have been turned down in the last
Huge new wind turbine planned that will "ruin
view of Severn"
Controversial proposals could bring a huge wind turbine
to the mouth of the Severn estuary.
UK issues offshore drilling licences
The UK government has awarded 46 new exploratory
drilling licences to firms, including Shell and Centrica, looking
for oil and gas.
Volunteers give £1m to the Trust
The National Trust for Scotland has announced that
its army of more than 3000 volunteers have made a contribution of
more than £1 million this year.
Trust for Scotland
University to cut 'unique' degree
Conservationists have criticised plans by the University
of Birmingham to cut one of the only courses of its kind in the
Amazon rainforest imperiled in gold rush
Record gold prices are claiming an unlikely victim:
the lush, spectacularly biodiverse rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon.
‘Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg regions seriously impacted
by mining, power projects'
The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has
called for a “careful cumulative impact analysis of various
development activities” in the plains and coastal regions of
Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra.
Timor Bush-warbler rediscovered
There had been no confirmed field observations of Timor
Bradypterus timorensis since two specimens were
collected on Mount Mutis, West Timor, in 1932.
New horned viper found in "secret" spot
Matilda's horned viper, a new snake species, regards
the camera with a steady stare.
UK investment in green energy stagnates at £2.5bn
UK investment in green energy failed to pick up significantly
in 2011, reflecting difficult economic circumstances and uncertainty
over government policy.
Plants show effects of climate change
The effects of climate change are now becoming commonplace
and it is amazing how quickly we come to accept them.
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Greener energy will cost £4,600 each a year
The Coalition's plans to convert Britain to green
energy would cost the country the equivalent of £4,600 per
person a year, according to official forecasts.
Airlines face EU pollution bill from New Year
Airlines will have to buy pollution permits to fly
in Europe from January 1 under a disputed EU system to fight climate
change, but slumping carbon market prices could make the bill less
US sets extreme weather records in 2011
Extreme weather cut a path of destruction across
the United States in 2011.