Balls of seagrass could help kick microplastics out of the sea

Seagrass forms balls that have the potential to capture 867 million pieces of plastic annually

UK commits £3bn of climate finance to support nature and biodiversity

Programmes supported will include the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation as well as projects to maintain forests and tackle the illegal timber trade and deforestation

Plastic waste can cause deformities in marine life

A new study led by scientists from the University of Exeter found sea urchins raised in plastic-contaminated seawater samples suffered from a range of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems

Old fishing gear polluting the River Ganges is threatening wildlife, warn researchers

A new study found levels of waste fishing gear are highest near to the mouth of the river in Bangladesh

Scientists fly drones that shoot sensor-fitted darts at trees to measure climate change

The drones could be used to track hard-to-navigate biomes like rainforests

‘If global climate warms by 2°C, 230 billion tonnes of CO2 will be released from soils’

That’s the dire warning from the University of Exeter, which says this could cause a catastrophic feedback loop

TenneT launches biodiversity programme at undersea cable projects in North Sea

The plan involves the replacement of granite parts at three cable intersections with a calciferous stone originating from a marble quarry

Nearly two-thirds of Brits are willing to sacrifice part of their salary to tackle climate change

Cable giant Nexans surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would be willing to take a financial hit to save the environment

Boris Johnson pledges to protect an extra 4,000 square kilometres of new land in England

The Prime Minister will reportedly make a commitment to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030

The Wildlife Trusts launches appeal to raise £30m for the recovery of 30% of land and sea by 2030

The funds will support projects to expand national nature reserves and support nature recovery projects