UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.
Source: Ash tree genome sequenced for first time – BBC News
The EU’s massive renewable energy drive is backfiring and its proposed solutions are just greenwashing, say campaigners
Source: Europe’s green energy policy is a disaster for the environment | New Scientist
New research suggests that badgers do not transmit TB to cattle by direct contact.
A study suggests that cows contract the disease by coming into contact with infected faeces and urine in pasture.
The scientists involved suggest that advice given to farmers to control the spread of the disease may need to be reassessed.
The research has been […]
A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly, for the first time in 100 years.
Source: Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink – BBC News
Befriend a beetle Stag beetles are threatened by the loss of the habitats in which they live. Stag beetle larvae can live for several years underground and need plenty of rotting wood to eat throughout this time. By tidying parks, woods and gardens and removing tree stumps and log piles, the larvae have nowhere to live […]
The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to the largest-ever survey of the species.
Source: Ash tree set for extinction in Europe – BBC News
Centres, which rely on thousands of volunteers and are described as ‘eyes and ears’ of natural world, told contract ending earlySource: Decision to end funding of local environmental record centres attacked | Environment | The Guardian
Fascinating visit to the Derek Gow Consultancy today, thank you to Derek Gow and to Becky Northey for showing me around. Amazing work to re-introduce some of our long extinct species back to the UK. Just two of the photogenic chaps I met during my visit. The top picture is a Water Vole, part of […]