Environment

IPCC: Deep cut in emissions needed despite increasing climate action

IPCC: Deep cut in emissions needed despite increasing climate action

Average annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reached their highest levels between 2010-2019, however, the rate of growth has slowed,...

April 5, 2022

Bayer to invest millions in sustainable agriculture by 2024

Bayer to invest millions in sustainable agriculture by 2024

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced it will invest €1.3 billion in its impact investment unit over the next three years,...

April 4, 2022

Countries need finance to continue food systems transformations

Countries need finance to continue food systems transformations

A number of United Nations (UN) members will require financing of up to $60,000/yr, if they are to continue transforming...

April 4, 2022

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies impact large, developed economies, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity...

March 30, 2022

New deputy chair of Environment Agency appointed

New deputy chair of Environment Agency appointed

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, has appointed Judith Batchelar as the new deputy chair...

March 29, 2022

Calls for recognition of farmers’ carbon offsetting efforts

Calls for recognition of farmers’ carbon offsetting efforts

Not only do farmers need recognition for the carbon offsetting they do, they also need to be supported in further...

March 23, 2022

UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

The vital role of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked, according to the...

March 23, 2022

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed new research on badger culling and bovine tuberculosis (TB) control in cattle, however...

March 23, 2022

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

There is no evidence to show that mass badger culling in the United Kingdom prevents bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle,...

March 21, 2022

New environmental targets set by the government

New environmental targets set by the government

New, long-term environmental targets have been announced by the government. The proposed environmental targets are a cornerstone of the government’s...

March 18, 2022

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson has said that the international beef sector is responding to the...

March 14, 2022

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

IPCC: Emissions must be cut to prevent threats to species and ecosystems

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it expects ecosystems to be at a “high risk...

March 8, 2022

£5000 grant available to assist NI climate change groups

£5000 grant available to assist NI climate change groups

Environmental charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, has announced that community groups which have signed up for its Carbon Literacy training...

March 8, 2022

Huge potential for significant financial returns for renewable generators

Huge potential for significant financial returns for renewable generators

A report published today highlights the opportunities for farmers to generate significant returns from small scale renewable energy assets. The...

March 7, 2022

Hull’s new flood defences officially opened

Hull’s new flood defences officially opened

Hull’s new Humber frontage flood defences which provide greater protection to 113,000 homes and businesses, as well as local infrastructure...

March 6, 2022

UK backs global action to tackle plastic pollution

UK backs global action to tackle plastic pollution

As the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Nairobi draws to a close, the UK has...

March 3, 2022

IPES: Food system reform needed to avoid ‘unprecedented hunger’

IPES: Food system reform needed to avoid ‘unprecedented hunger’

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has called for a fundamental reform of food systems to...

March 1, 2022

IPCC: Production losses projected for most European areas

IPCC: Production losses projected for most European areas

More frequent heatwaves and droughts due to climate change are expected to cause substantive agricultural production losses for most European...

February 28, 2022