The Queen’s speech this week will highlight the Government’s highest priorities. We have clearer idea of the ministerial teams, but still await responsibilities. Some of previous Government’s commitments have been clearly reiterated. Dislike of solar farms, no subsidy for onshore wind and even Boris’s thoughts on this being the Greenest Government ever. Interestingly the Government’s […]

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It is the first time that a systematic and comprehensive assessment of burned and unburned catchments has been carried out. Our research has increased understanding of the effects of prescribed vegetation burning on blanket peatland hydrology, chemistry and physical properties, and on the hydrology, water quality and biota of rivers in upland peat-dominated catchments. The […]

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Cabot Institute (7 May 2015). ‘Climate change denial in public discourse may encourage climate scientists to over-emphasise scientific uncertainty and is also affecting how they themselves speak – and perhaps even think – about their own research, a new study from the University of Bristol, UK argues. Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, from Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology and […]

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May 2015 Topics, EEA  ‘The majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status despite significant improvements for many species in recent years, according to a new technical report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The report presents the most comprehensive European overview on the conservation status and trends of […]

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