Renewables and environment news around the UK

27 January 2021

NFU presents 'viable alternative' as Defra mulls solid urea ban

27 January 2021

'Industry-regulated approach' needed rather than ban

Climate change: Water infrastructure upgrade 'crucial' for farmers

27 January 2021

NFU highlights need for 'up-to-date' flood defences

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme opens to Scottish farmers

26 January 2021

The scheme promotes land management practices

'Lack of river maintenance' blamed for Welsh farmland floods

26 January 2021

Natural Resources Wales has been blamed

One-off funding pot seeks 'shovel ready' biodiversity ideas

25 January 2021

£250k up for grabs for green projects in Midlands

Farmers to showcase farmland bird conservation work

24 January 2021

Big Farmland Bird Count returns in February

Year-long consultation seeks views on lynx reintroduction

21 January 2021

The study comes despite sheep farmers' warnings

Feed sheep tree leaves to cut greenhouse gases, study says

20 January 2021

Could play 'important role' in GHG reduction

Full picture 'still to emerge' for post-EU farm payments

20 January 2021

Farmers told to watch Agriculture Act closely

Agri-environment payments 'more stable' than EU's system

20 January 2021

Farms with green practices had 'more stable incomes'

Survey puts a value on natural capital of new woodlands

19 January 2021

The study assessed a new mixed woodland site

High Court rules NRW's General Licences are lawful

18 January 2021

It follows a legal challenge by Wild Justice

Novel tool helps reduce fertiliser damage to environment

18 January 2021

It helps farmers find safest way to use fertiliser

Defra's signals intention to issue grants to tackle air quality issues

15 January 2021

2021 grants potentially provide up to £60k of funding

Scottish farmers call for more support in climate change fight

14 January 2021

It could be 'left as one of the most polluting sectors'

Shetland crofter using trees to revitalise business

14 January 2021

He will plant a further 2,500 trees thanks to grant

Trees: the root to securing environmental support payments?

13 January 2021

Farmers urged to look into woodland planting

'It's not the cow, it's the how': Butcher stresses UK meat's sustainability

13 January 2021

The NFU has praised the butcher's opinion piece

Urea fertiliser consultation nears end amid possible ban

8 January 2021

Consultation 'will impact the way we farm'

Committee calls for scaling up of miscanthus planting

7 January 2021

Bioenergy crops 'key' in achieving net zero

New funds for farmers looking to conserve turtle doves

6 January 2021

£320,000 available to farmers in East Anglia

Emphasise UK meat's sustainability this year, sector says

4 January 2021

Topic of climate change set to dominate 2021

New projects to tackle climate change in Scottish farming

4 January 2021

They will explore ways to cut emissions

Competition to find 'climate friendly farming champion'

30 December 2020

Initiative to showcase farmers' efforts

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme to open on limited basis

30 December 2020

It provides vital support to Scottish farmers

Highland farmer to create landscape size woodland

22 December 2020

933 hectare project will stretch over 12km

Farmer fined £11,000 after slurry kills thousands of fish

21 December 2020

The spill caused a 'devastating impact' on the river

NI farmers urged to apply to new £4m small woodland grant

17 December 2020

Small Woodland Grant Scheme opens for applications

Farmers trial solutions to commonly breached pollution rules

17 December 2020

Systems to prevent poaching near watercourses

Welsh government plans to end direct payments in 2022

16 December 2020

New Sustainable Farming Scheme will replace BPS