Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: uk-farming department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs agriculture

HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns

Wildlife group says ancient woodlands and rare species could be wiped out by high-speed rail link.

BBC Science News | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment hs2

Reconnecting with nature triggers eco-actions

People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study finds.

BBC Science News | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment

Turks and Caicos corals: Disease threatens barrier reef

There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef.

By Gemma Handy | Jan. 10, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment turks-and-caicos coral-reefs

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment plastic-pollution plastic

Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

By Emma Jane Kirby | Jan. 3, 2020 | bbcnews
~15 mins   

Tags: environment sheep sheep-farming agriculture orkney

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

BBC Science News | Jan. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment palau pollution ocean-pollution oceans coral-reefs hawaii

Measuring the cost of an invasive tree killer

A study attempts to assess the devastation caused by the invasive emerald ash borer in US forests.

By Mark Kinver | Dec. 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment trees

Plastic pollution: Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste

There are concerns tyre infill from sports pitches is ending up in waterways and harming wildlife.

BBC Science News | Dec. 8, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment family pollution plastic-pollution welsh-government welsh-assembly plastic

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment spiders gardening insects

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