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Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

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British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

Crown Estate brings environmental stewardship to London's West End

Regent Street London photo by Jessica Shankleman

EXCLUSIVE: Crown Estate to roll out multi-million pound stewardship initiative across entire portfolio

10 Dec 2014

Mangroves need carbon finance mechanisms, UN says

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Rate of loss of coastal wetlands is raising risk of flooding and damaging food and water supplies, new report finds

10 Dec 2014

Man swallowed by a snake 'to highlight deforestation'

Paul Rosolie's take on climate action really sticks in the Sceptic Tank's throat

28 Nov 2014

Ocean damage threatens economic wellbeing, says Céline Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau's grand-daughter warns climate change and pollution are putting oceans' ability to provide food and medicines at risk

18 Nov 2014

Liz Truss: "A healthy environment is integral to a healthy economy"

Environment Secretary's key-note speech unveiling the government's new Pollinator Strategy

04 Nov 2014

UK government to pay farmers to protect bees and pollinators

New strategy includes finance to maintain habitats, as Environment Secretary warns further fall in insect numbers could push up food prices

04 Nov 2014

Tony Juniper shines light on APP’s forest conservation policy

Environmental campaigner and sustainability advisor Tony Juniper takes a closer look at the multinational's decision to end deforestation

03 Nov 2014

Take two bottles into the shower? No, I'll take a tree

Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank

17 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

Ocean acidification to cost global economy $1tr by 2100

UN study says raised CO2 levels are increasing acidity, leading to the breakdown of essential natural processes

08 Oct 2014

Should insurance companies pay to protect the world's most treasured natural resources?

Oxford University launches new study to investigate risks to protected areas as UN biodiversity summit kicks off in South Korea

06 Oct 2014

WWF Living Planet Index: What businesses need to know

The key stats from today's bellwether report for companies planning a more sustainable strategy

30 Sep 2014

WWF: Plummeting wildlife numbers demands urgent action

Conservationists say landmark WWF report identifying species populations have declined 52 per cent since 1970 is 'call to arms'

30 Sep 2014

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

How does fracking affect nature? We just don't know, scientists say

Researchers say lack of transparency from shale developers means there is a risk industry growth will outpace understanding of threats

06 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee founder and chief executive Warren Bader reveals why everyone from Boyzone to Balfour Beatty is embracing the bee-keeping craze

05 Aug 2014

Lib Dems suggest putting forests in trusts to avoid privatisation

Party is committed to planting 3.5m trees if they stay in power in attempt to woo back voters from the Greens and Labour

31 Jul 2014

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say

Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of industry in funding research into impact of pesticides

28 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

Government urges public and businesses to help meet "bees' needs"

Defra calls on people to help boost pollinator populations by following five point action plan

18 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

Governments urged to clean up estuaries management

Policymakers face call to overhaul estuaries management amid escalating environmental risks

01 Jul 2014

Bordeaux eyes up new market opportunities from cleaner estuary

From tidal turbines to restored oysters, Bordeaux maps out plans for a sustainable estuary

01 Jul 2014

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