Renewables and environment news around the UK

28 May 2020



Scottish govt relaxes woodland creation requirements

26 May 2020

Farmers can now apply up to £1,000 funding

New soil sequestration module to reduce carbon footprint

26 May 2020

Free carbon footprint tool has been updated

EU plans to cut pesticide use by 50% and boost organic

21 May 2020

New focus on greener farming by 2030

Farmers encouraged to apply for water capital grants

5 May 2020

The grants are a 'win-win situation' for farmers

Northern Irish farmers 'frustrated' at 'meagre' RHI price rise

4 May 2020

Farmers are 'bewildered' at proposal

Charity buys arable land to transform into 'wildlife haven'

4 May 2020

It wants to boost farmland bird numbers

Securing CS agreements could offer 'lifeline' to farmers

1 May 2020

Time is running out for farmers to apply

Coronavirus: Stewardship claimants offered bridging payment

28 April 2020

Farmers offered bridging payments by Defra

Farmers urged to consider Countryside Stewardship Scheme

27 April 2020

Farmers have just weeks to request pack

'Unsustainable' levels of soil erosion found in UK

23 April 2020

Could lead to drop in crop yields

Farmers' GPS data needed to tackle field-edge yield declines

23 April 2020

Scientists ask farmers to share monitor data

Draft NVZ rules could push Welsh farmers 'over the edge'

23 April 2020

Union calls draft regulations 'draconian'

United Utilities offers farmers free hire of weed wipers

23 April 2020

Drive to cut down on pesticides entering river

Hedgerows and Boundary Grant Scheme 'strongly recommended'

22 April 2020

Farmers have until 1 May to apply for grant

Huge low-carbon greenhouses to boost UK veg production

16 April 2020

'World-first' greenhouses are under construction

Covid-19 crisis shows importance of buying British, report says

16 April 2020

Local food supply chain 'never been more crucial'

Tree planting could lead to land use and habitat loss, report warns

14 April 2020

Tree planting schemes need 'rigorous monitoring'

Coronavirus: NFU Cymru 'astonished' at publication of draft NVZ rules

13 April 2020

Welsh govt accused of being 'inconsiderate'

South Downs farmers collaborate online in green boost

8 April 2020

Farmers create online portal to boost landscape

Report applauds farmers' work in wader conservation

6 April 2020

Farmers play vital role in boosting wading birds

Farmers to bid in reverse auction to undersow maize with grass

6 April 2020

It aims to reduce nitrates leaching into groundwater

New general licences issued for stoat control

3 April 2020

Natural England releases two new licences

Soils should take 'centre stage' in Brexit farm policy, report says

3 April 2020

Royal Society highlights importance of soils

More than 1,500 farmers record 25 red-listed bird species

31 March 2020

2020 Farmland Bird Count biggest since launch

Farmers hit by last year's floods urged to claim

31 March 2020

Farmers urged to check if they are eligible

Farmers urged to avoid costly solar PV business rate pitfalls

30 March 2020

Hidden charges are catching out farmers

Coronavirus: Scottish land managers told to stop muiburn burning

30 March 2020

Moor managers told to stop burning heather

Scheme helps Shropshire farmers plant 4,000 trees

27 March 2020

4000 trees planted by farmers in new project

Farmers welcome Farm Recovery Fund boost

23 March 2020

Flood funding has increased to £10m

NFU welcomes new UK-wide water framework proposal

17 March 2020

Plan looks at the issue of future water supplies