Renewables and environment news around the UK

3 July 2020



Over 40 Yorkshire farmers take part in cover crop project

3 July 2020

Green project wants to slash CO2 levels

Farmers direct anger at charity after 'reckless' river claims

1 July 2020

Charity accused local farmers of damaging river

Hill farmer elected to lead Yorkshire Dales National Park

1 July 2020

'Nature friendly' upland farmer elected

UK's first organic egg brand sees rising demand

30 June 2020

Purely Organic has embraced organic egg farming

Fruit grower builds 'biggest solar energy system of its kind'

26 June 2020

The co-operative built 3,600 solar panels

NFU criticises Guardian for 'overly simplistic' anti-meat article

26 June 2020

Paper put forward reasons to stop eating meat

Pig farmers feed one million bees in wildlife project

25 June 2020

Brothers turned half their land to wildflowers

NI farmers urged to help avoid possible hosepipe ban

25 June 2020

Farmers told to be 'extra cautious' of water use

Rural councils demand more support to tackle climate change

25 June 2020

Countryside on 'frontline' of climate change effects

English farmers urged to have their say on ELM scheme

24 June 2020

Farmers invited to shape post-Brexit scheme

Farmer projects contribute to UK's Nature Recovery Network

24 June 2020

Natural England applauds farmers' work

Farms did not cause River Wye to turn green, NRW says

24 June 2020

'Sunny weather' turned the Welsh river green

Brexit: Red tape and digital divide 'threatens success' of ELM scheme

23 June 2020

Government urged to work with farmers more

Applications open for £5,000 sustainable agriculture bursary

22 June 2020

Applications for this year's fund now open

Defra consultation seeks farmers' views on trees and woodland

19 June 2020

Farmers and landowners invited to have their say

Six general licences re-issued for control of wild birds

18 June 2020

Defra reissues GEs on temporary basis

£6m unveiled for farmers affected by winter floods

18 June 2020

Flood-hit farmers can apply for recovery fund

Land managers 'dismayed' as MSPs ban culling of mountain hares

18 June 2020

MSPs vote to ban the culling of mountain hares

'Inappropriate timing': Welsh farmers slam new ammonia consultation

17 June 2020

NFU Cymru questions timing of NRW's consultation

Cumbria farm joins network to become more sustainable

17 June 2020

AHDB's Farm Excellence network expands into Cumbria

NI forestry grant open for applications from farmers

12 June 2020

Launch broadens farmers' tree-planting horizons

NFU spurs on farmers to reach 2040 net-zero target

11 June 2020

It comes amid COP26's 'Race to Zero' campaign

Invasive rushes 'spreading' in upland farms, scientists say

10 June 2020

Rushes 'threaten' livelihoods of hill farmers

Organic farm 'profitable and nature-friendly', National Trust says

10 June 2020

Nature and profits go 'hand-in-hand' for the farm

Welsh farmers hit back at River Wye algae claims

10 June 2020

Report claims farms caused river's algal bloom

CAP is 'insufficient' in fighting biodiversity loss, EU auditors say

8 June 2020

Biodiversity on farmland 'continues to decline'

Cover crop funding scheme to be expanded

8 June 2020

It aims to reduce nitrate leaching

GPS-wearing cows to help boost Devon woodland

8 June 2020

Scheme will track the cows' movements

Climate impact of grass-fed cattle 'overestimated'

5 June 2020

GHGs of grass-fed cattle lower than thought

Ribena invests half a million in climate resilient blackcurrants

5 June 2020

Soft drink maker enters 5-year project