Coronavirus lockdown caused dramatic changes in water consumption, research finds

New research has found that the coronavirus lockdown led to dramatic changes in water consumption in England and Wales, and that some of these...

Businesses urged to have their say on two major consultations to help Greater Manchester...

As England faces tighter restrictions as part of a second national lockdown, Greater Manchester’s leaders are calling on all businesses to make sure they...

Local BBC Radio stations reveal new environmental initiative, ‘Planet North’

Local BBC Radio stations in the North of England have today launched a new environmental initiative, ‘Planet North’. Over the next few months, Planet North...

One third of UK fruit and vegetables are imported from climate-vulnerable countries – and...

The UK’s supply of fruit and vegetables has become increasingly reliant on imports from countries vulnerable to climate change, according to a new study...

PPE pollution on the rise on UK’s beaches

The results from this year’s Great British Beach Clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society show a concerning, but perhaps predictable, presence of PPE...

The burning question of Bonfire Night pollution

Bonfire Night celebrations contaminate our air with hugely elevated amounts of soot, scientists have discovered. Researchers from the University of Leeds tested air quality during...

Artificial night lighting has widespread impacts on nature

Artificial night-time lighting has a diverse range of effects across the natural world and should be limited where possible, researchers say. A team led...

126,000 tonnes of pumpkin waste are heading to landfill this year

With parents tearing their hair out this half term, many have turned to Halloween pumpkin carving to entertain the little ones – however next...

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the...

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there...

Britain’s climate zones shifting 5 km a year — nature recovery could avert wildlife catastrophe

Britain’s climate zones are shifting by up to five kilometres a year because of rising temperatures – with potentially catastrophic impacts for wildlife, says a new...