Renewables-and-environment news around the UK

24 June 2019



Farmer fortifies business with climate-smart grasses

21 June 2019

Grass and crop choice ensures profitable and efficient business

Scientists engineer wheat to survive droughts

20 June 2019

Engineered wheat uses water more efficiently

Lincs farmer may lose half his crop after severe flooding

20 June 2019

Paul Willoughby is expecting a heavily reduced yield this harvest

UK vertical farm business announces £5.4m investment

18 June 2019

IGS supplies plug-and-play vertical farming technology

Satellites to help ease soil water run-off following heavy rain

18 June 2019

It will target farms where soil water run-off is causing issues

Cut ammonia gas and save thousands of lives, report says

14 June 2019

Ammonia is the only pollutant on the rise in the UK

First Milk launches environmental initiative for farmers

13 June 2019

First4Milk highlights environmental work of dairy farmers

Most 'meat' will be lab-made or plant-based by 2040, report says

13 June 2019

'Meat' in just over 20 years will be radically different to now

NFU urges government to take increasing flood risk seriously

12 June 2019

Impact of flood risk on farmers 'must be taken seriously'

UK can become 'world-leader' in nature-friendly farming

11 June 2019

Soil Assoication proposes 'radical' changes to farming

NFU Cymru launches award for sustainable farmers

10 June 2019

The award recognises the contribution farming makes to Wales

Action agreed to help farmers if dry weather persists

8 June 2019

It comes as farmers experienced a dry winter and spring

Not all meat has same environmental footprint, report says

5 June 2019

Animals that are fed only grass are 'part of the solution'

Rewards on offer for reducing metaldehyde levels

4 June 2019

Rewards of up to £5/hectare for reducing the slug pellet's levels

Research shows wildlife refuges on farms need careful placement

4 June 2019

Scientists show wildlife refuges on farms need careful placement

Farmer receives support payment penalty after removing drystone wall

4 June 2019

The farmer will be stripped of 75% of his support payment

Big budgets needed for energy storage technologies, say experts

3 June 2019

Energy storage could add extra value to onsite generation

Farmers have 'huge role' to play in combating climate change

30 May 2019

Farmers 'must be recognised' in this role

Swathes of public land converted into farms for new entrants

30 May 2019

24 Scottish new entrants will benefit from 6,400ha of public land

Tax targeting all meat products won't work, experts say

29 May 2019

Experts call for a tax on ultra-processed meat only

Farmers reminded to re-register waste exemptions

29 May 2019

Many will be running out of date this autumn

Farmland in Humber needed for flooding project

28 May 2019

Appeal for landowners to take part in project

Scottish deer farmer awarded Biosphere Certification Mark

23 May 2019

He said farming and the environment go 'hand in hand'

Landowners urged to consider ground source heat pumps

23 May 2019

GSHP are an energy efficient way to produce heat

Auditors scrutinise EU contribution to biodiversity in farming

22 May 2019

Auditors will examine the EU's agricultural policy

Farmers warned over inaccurate CS applications

21 May 2019

Farmers could risk having applications refused

New code to help NI farmers reduce ammonia emissions

20 May 2019

Northern Ireland is responsible for 12% of UK ammonia emissions

Bear reintroduced in France kills eight sheep in Spain

20 May 2019

Local farmers are furious with both governments

Farmers call for action to protect Fens from climate change

18 May 2019

Climate change poses a serious threat to the Fenlands

Welsh farmer highlights role of livestock in boosting environment

17 May 2019

The Welsh farmer explained how grazing is 'essential' for wildlife