Environment

Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced...

May 26, 2022

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Measures introduced to improve the control of farm run-off, which were trialled under the Source to Tap Scheme, have resulted...

May 26, 2022

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

Improving and maintaining the health of at least 50% of soils worldwide by 2030 will require “strong support and solidarity”,...

May 23, 2022

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Pow today (Monday, May 23), launched the government’s new Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which sets...

May 23, 2022

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands have been chosen to partake in a project which would see them aim to become carbon neutral...

May 19, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022

Report says wildfires in national park are inevitable

Report says wildfires in national park are inevitable

There is a major risk of ‘catastrophic’ wildfires engulfing swathes of one of England’s leading national parks, according to a...

May 18, 2022

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

The New Zealand government has committed NZ$710 million (€430 million) over the next four years to speed up efforts to...

May 16, 2022

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

The results of a study, looking at the potential for biomethane production in Northern Ireland, show considerable promise. However, those...

May 11, 2022

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet Northern Ireland’s demand for energy as well as...

May 10, 2022

Ukraine conflict presents supply challenges for plant-based sector

Ukraine conflict presents supply challenges for plant-based sector

A new survey carried out by food awareness organisation, ProVeg International, has revealed the impact of the ongoing war in...

May 10, 2022

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

A new study has shown that cumulative methane output was reduced by almost 11% in dairy cows that received a...

May 9, 2022

Can cultured meat create a sustainable food system?

Can cultured meat create a sustainable food system?

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International will be speaking on the potential of cultured meat to create a sustainable food system...

May 8, 2022

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

New Zealand dairy cooperative, Fonterra, is to expand a trial which uses seaweed to reduce methane emissions from cows. In...

May 5, 2022

New Environmental Farmers Group sets out its ambitions

New Environmental Farmers Group sets out its ambitions

Nature will be protected and enhanced on an unprecedented scale, with the formation of a pioneering new landscape-scale partnership of...

May 3, 2022

Scottish water warming rapidly – report

Scottish water warming rapidly – report

A report published today (Wednesday, April 27) has revealed that 97% of monitored Scottish lochs and reservoirs increased in temperature...

April 27, 2022

Report identifies cross-border opportunities for sustainable agriculture

Report identifies cross-border opportunities for sustainable agriculture

To achieve international climate objectives and to keep 1.5°C of global warming within reach, engaging with agriculture is vital, according...

April 22, 2022

Pair ordered to pay £240,000 for injecting waste into fields

Pair ordered to pay £240,000 for injecting waste into fields

Two men have been ordered to pay costs over £24,000 for illegally disposing of liquid waste from chemical toilets, abattoir...

April 22, 2022