Sir David Attenborough named ambassador for biodiversity review

The review, commissioned by the Treasury, will assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally as well as the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss

Floating plastic waste ‘can carry invasive species across oceans’

Environmental non-profit Plastic Oceans UK claims items such as old bottles and packaging can act as a raft, enabling a variety of organisms to reach new habitats

UK should ‘urgently extend climate laws to other environmental threats’

The Institute of Public Policy Research is calling for binding targets for the rapid reduction of environmental impacts, including biodiversity and air quality

London becomes the world’s first National Park City

Mayor Sadiq Khan will co-sign the London National Park City Charter today, which matches the long term goals in the Environment Strategy

Solar farms ‘generate wide range of benefits for local ecosystems’

The Solar Trade Association says well-designed and well-managed solar farms frequently deliver broad benefits for biodiversity and sustainable agriculture across the UK

Nearly 600 plant species ‘have gone extinct in the last 250 years’

Researchers suggest this is more than twice the number of other animals that have died out over the same time period

Puffins
Could climate change be the cause of thousands of puffin deaths?

New research led by scientists at the University of Washington suggests changing temperatures are disrupting food chains and may have caused a population of sea birds to starve

Starfish
Is climate change killing starfish?

A new study suggests warmer seas may be making starfish more susceptible to naturally occurring diseases

MPs condemn ‘raid’ on environment staff to work on Brexit

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said around 400 staff have been transferred from public agencies

Eden Project considers new location in Lancashire

It would focus on the connection with the environment in the Morecambe Bay