Cost scuppers plan to re-introduce sea eaglesYahoo! News | 14 Jun 2010
The controversial reintroduction to eastern England of the white-tailed (sea) eagle, the UK's largest bird of prey, has been withdrawn on cost grounds. Natural England, an independent, public body, feared the project would not receive the continued support necessary for such a large reintroduction...
Criminal probe of Gulf oil spill seen inevitableReuters | 25 May 2010
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a BP well spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a fifth week and President Barack Obama under pressure to act, legal experts say it is only a matter of time before his administration begins a criminal investigation into the disaster.
Police investigate golden eagle deathsThe Independent | 13 May 2010
Wildlife detectives are investigating the suspected poisoning of three of Britain's rarest bird of prey, the golden eagle. The bodies of the birds were all found in the last week on the 3,000 hectare Skibo estate in the Scottish Highlands.
Helicopter sows moss on moorsThe Independent | 12 May 2010
A rare moss was scattered across remote moorlands from a helicopter yesterday in an effort to help regenerate the moors.
Spill could devastate U.S. Gulf Coast oyster reefsReuters | 08 May 2010
The lowly oyster, a tasty delicacy to seafood lovers but a curiosity to more squeamish diners, is also the backbone of marine life along the U.S. Gulf Coast and among the most vulnerable creatures now threatened by a giant oil spill.
Britain's rarest flower given round-the-clock police protectionThe Independent | 07 May 2010
A Lady's Slipper orchid, whose name is inspired by its distinctive shoe-shaped flower, is now the subject of strict security by Lancashire Constabulary after it bloomed on the Silverdale Golf Course in Carnforth – making it the most sought-after plant in Britain for obsessive orchid fanciers.
Fall in fish stocks far worse than feared, study showsThe Independent | 05 May 2010
The dramatic decline of fish stocks around the British Isles is highlighted by a study showing that fishing fleets today have to work 17 times as hard to catch a given amount of fish than the largely sail-powered vessels of the late-19th century.
Gulf Coast bird colonies at risk from oil spillReuters | 04 May 2010
For the birds that nest in the fragile marshes, swamps and barrier islands of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the timing of a massive oil slick threatening the shore could not be worse.
UK study shows 94 percent fish stock fall since 1889Reuters | 04 May 2010
British fish stocks have dropped by 94 percent in the past 118 years and commercial fishing has profoundly changed seabed ecosystems, leading to a collapse in numbers of many species, scientists said on Tuesday.
Lessons directly from the history booksGuardian Unlimited | 04 May 2010
There are many parallels between the Deepwater and Ixtoc 1 oil spills, but the environmental damage could be much worseIt was a Saturday in June when workers on a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico hit a soft patch 3,600m below the sea floor.
Disease threatens to fell Britain's historic oak treesThe Independent | 03 May 2010
The english oak, the quintessential native tree which saved a monarch and defines the British landscape, is under grave threat from a little-understood new disease that forestry experts fear is spreading far more rapidly across the country than previously estimated.
No single cause for mass die off of honey bees: OIEThe Independent | 29 Apr 2010
The huge die off of bees worldwide, a major threat to crops depending on the honey-making insects for pollination, is not due to any one single factor, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said Wednesday.
Now Britain's oaks face killer diseaseThe Independent | 28 Apr 2010
A new disease killing native oak trees could alter the British landscape even more than Dutch elm disease, woodland groups warned today as they called for more funding to tackle the problem.