National Trust signals return to 'radical roots' over forest sell-offGuardian Unlimited | 09 Feb 2011
Dame Fiona Reynolds criticised forest sell-off plans, invoking the spirit of the trust's radical Victorian founders. The National Trust has given notice it is returning to its radical roots in a way that will make government ministers nervous, as it invoked the spirit of its firebrand founders in criticising plans to sell off England's forests. Dame Fiona Reynolds, the trust's director general, said the government's plans were "full of holes" and "thin on detail".
Hen harrier faces extinction in EnglandGuardian Unlimited | 19 Nov 2010
Figures show just seven pairs of the bird of prey had nested successfully this year. According to an annual survey, only 12 pairs attempted to nest, while the number of pairs successfully raising chicks to fledging, seven, was just one more than last year. Three years ago, the number was 14. The...
MP calls for ban on hunting of 'majestic' lionsEpolitix.com | 17 Nov 2010
Andrew Turner MP calls for an international ban on the hunting of lions ahead of his Westminster Hall debate on government policy on lion trophies and the protection of lions.
UK honeybee numbers decline after harsh winterGuardian Unlimited | 24 May 2010
Some 17% of the UK's honeybees were lost over the winter, though a resurgence in beekeeping offers hope that numbers will riseHoneybee numbers in the UK dropped again over the winter, though the rate of decline appears to have slowed slightly despite the harsh weather.In an encouraging note, the...
Loss of soil threatens UK food productionGuardian Unlimited | 26 Sep 2009
Defra's chief scientist says safeguarding soil is 'critical' if food production is to increase in the UK in the next 20-30 years More than 2m tonnes of topsoil from farms and forests is being eroded by wind and rain each year, jeopardising efforts to increase food production, the UK government said today. The soil erosion is reducing the amount of food grown, increasing the risk of flooding and ...
British energy firm in the dock over Amazon projectThe Independent | 06 Sep 2009
It sounds like a recipe for environmental catastrophe: 42,000 bags of cement, 10,000 planks and a fleet of tractors being airlifted deep into the Amazon rainforest to establish whether a remote and unspoiled region of northern Peru can be turned into Latin America's next great oilfield.
Breeding hope for new seahorsesBBC | 06 Sep 2009
Staff at a Cheshire aquarium hope a new collection of Brazilian seahorses will help boost future numbers of the species.
Bio-jet fuel plan takes offEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 29 Jul 2009
The widespread introduction of bio-fuels in the aviation industry would result in carbon cuts worth billions to Europe, a think tank report says.
Alert on threat to freshwater crabsThe Herald | 26 Jul 2009
Pollution and habitat loss are wiping out one of the essential guardians of the world's river systems, it was claimed today. A sixth of all the world's freshwater crab species are now threatened with extinction, according to experts.
Bangladesh rare leopard cub freedBBC | 24 Jul 2009
A clouded leopard, previously thought to be extinct in Bangladesh, is released after being caught by tribes people in a remote area of the country.
Polar Bear And Walrus Populations In Trouble, Stock Assessment Report SuggestsScienceDaily.com | 19 Jun 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released reports documenting the status of polar bears and Pacific walrus in Alaska. The reports confirm that polar bears in Alaska are declining and that Pacific walrus are under threat. Both species are imperiled due to the loss of their sea-ice habitat due to global warming, oil and gas development, and unsustainable harvest.
Temperatures could rise by 2C in UKThis is London | 18 Jun 2009
Temperatures could rise by 2C in parts of the UK by mid century, a report on the impacts of climate change is expected to reveal today.
Palm oil buyers face green scorecard: WWF Yahoo! News | 12 May 2009
Major palm oil buyers face being graded for their green credentials after figures showing they have bought only a fraction of the sustainable palm oil available, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.
Southern Africa's freshwater species 'in peril'Yahoo! News | 19 Mar 2009
The world's leading conservation agency on Thursday said many species of freshwater fish, shellfish and insects in southern Africa were at threat from water extraction and habitat loss.
Wildlife centre heals survivors of Australia firesYahoo! News | 19 Mar 2009
The rescue of Sam the koala gave Australians hope during the devastating bushfires, and one of the nation's most well-known wildlife sanctuaries is working hard to ensure she's not the only survival story.
Keepers shoot escaped lion at Australian zooYahoo! News | 18 Mar 2009
A lioness was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at an Australian zoo, forcing dozens of visitors to hide inside buildings, a zoo spokesman said Wednesday.
'More must be done' to protect water during wartimeYahoo! News | 16 Mar 2009
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged the international community to protect crucial water and sanitation systems during wartime ahead of an international forum on water and the management of scarce sources.