» Ilkley pushes for bathing area status to protect river 'used as open sewer'
20/01/20 07:30 from Water | The Guardian
Yorkshire campaigners shine spotlight on water firms’ practice of discharging untreated sewage into rivers Local people in a Yorkshire town are pressing for their river to become the first in the UK to be designated as a bathing area to ...

» Government rejected several offers on water rights before reaching $80m deal
19/01/20 19:29 from Water | The Guardian
Exclusive: New documents raise further questions about deal with company founded by energy minister Angus Taylor The government rejected several offers from Eastern Australia Agriculture over the past decade to sell its overland-flow wat...

» Heavy rain brings relief to parched south-eastern Australia – in pictures
17/01/20 04:25 from Water | The Guardian
Rain falls across drought and fire-ravaged parts of Australia, drenching cities and giving firefighters a chance to get fires under control Drought-stricken NSW and Victoria celebrate the rain • Staff beat back crocodiles with broom at d...

» ‘It tastes like clay’: residents of Rio alarmed by murky, smelly tap water
16/01/20 10:00 from Water | The Guardian
The city’s water company insists the murky water is safe to drink and was caused by an organic compound found in soil Just weeks before hosting its world famous carnival – and with summer temperatures soaring past 40C (104F) – Rio de Jan...

» More mass fish deaths possible if forecast heavy rains wash bushfire ash into rivers
15/01/20 07:42 from Water | The Guardian
Expected falls up to 80mm in fire grounds in Victoria and New South Wales called a ‘double-edged sword’ Forecast heavy rains across bushfire-hit areas of Victoria and New South Wales may cause mass fish deaths as ash and sediment is wash...

» The sweet relief of rain after bushfires threaten disaster for our rivers | Paul McInerney, Klaus Joehnk and Gavin Rees for the Conversation
13/01/20 22:37 from Water | The Guardian
Fire debris flowing into the Murray-Darling Basin will exacerbate the risk of fish and other aquatic life dying en masse When heavy rainfall eventually extinguishes the flames ravaging south-east Australia, another ecological threat will...

» Study predicts non-native invasions in Antarctica
13/01/20 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
A new study identifies the most damaging invasive non-native species likely to arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula region over the next decade. The work by an international research team, led by...

» Earlier spring ‘greening’ triggers changed rainfall patterns
10/01/20 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Each year it seems spring arrives earlier and there is much evidence to back this up, but what impact is that having on summer soil moisture and temperatures?Climate change is believed to be making...

» Helen Mirren adds voice to campaign against devastating plant disease
10/01/20 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
A new animation narrated by Dame Helen Mirren warns of the devastation caused by the plant disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has wiped out millions of olive trees in southern Europe and put thousands...

» 'If you are told to leave, leave,' Daniel Andrews warns – as it happened
09/01/20 10:44 from Water | The Guardian
This blog is now closed. Our rolling coverage will resume tomorrow morning 7.59am GMT I’m closing off the blog for the night. We’ll have another one tomorrow, when the risk rises again for fires, particularly in Victoria and South Austra...

» Bushfires threaten drinking water – and the consequences could last for decades | Stuart Khan for the Conversation
09/01/20 01:20 from Water | The Guardian
As well as disrupting supply infrastructure, fires can damage catchments, causing contamination that not even boiling can remove. Adapting now is critical Bushfires pose serious short- and long-term impacts to public drinking water quali...

» Water wars: early warning tool uses climate data to predict conflict hotspots
08/01/20 07:00 from Water | The Guardian
Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence Researchers from six organisations have developed an early warning system to help predict potential water confl...

» The five: missed UK environmental targets
05/01/20 05:30 from Water | The Guardian
Politicians may flaunt their green credentials but a number of key targets – on air quality, tree planting, waste – are being missed In 2020 the UK is set to achieve only three of the five targets for pollutant emissions set by the Europ...

» 'The salt they pump back in kills everything': is the cost of Chile's fresh water too high?
02/01/20 07:00 from Water | The Guardian
Antofagasta, situated on the edge of the Atacama Desert, relies on a vast desalination plant which provides the city with drinking water – but the waste brine is killing wildlife, say fishermen As Eduardo Muñoz drifts his ageing skiff in...

» Queensland government was warned about risks of Chinese company's water extraction
01/01/20 19:00 from Water | The Guardian
Exclusive: Concerns about groundwater security at Cherrabah overridden by Campbell Newman’s government Queensland government experts raised repeated warnings about the long-term sustainability of groundwater extraction at a southern Quee...

» Water-related violence rises globally in past decade
31/12/19 06:00 from Water | The Guardian
Water shortages and extreme weather contribute to tension in Middle East and India Violence associated with water has surged in the past decade driven by attacks on civilian water systems in Syria’s civil war and increasing disputes over...

» Chinese company approved to run water mining operation in drought-stricken Queensland
27/12/19 19:00 from Water | The Guardian
Joyful View to operate facility as nearby residents placed on water restrictions and communities face risk of running dry A Chinese-owned company has been granted approval to run a 96m litre a year commercial water mining operation in se...

» NSW poised to privatise state forests to raise $1bn for infrastructure projects
26/12/19 19:00 from Water | The Guardian
Exclusive: Long-term lease of softwood plantations expected to be one of first assets off block in 2020 The New South Wales government is poised to privatise the state’s plantation forests as part of a fresh round of sale and lease arran...

» PM’s office refuses to release drought reports Barnaby Joyce says he sent via text
26/12/19 19:00 from Water | The Guardian
Exclusive: PM’s office refused Freedom of Information request after Joyce said he would be ‘happy’ to release messages The “awful lot” of text message reports Barnaby Joyce sent Scott Morrison as drought envoy will remain secret, with th...

» Tamborine Mountain residents in Queensland told they cannot access 'emergency' water
24/12/19 04:03 from Water | The Guardian
Local council says owners of unapproved bores must cut off supply to community in the middle of water crisis Local authorities at Tamborine Mountain have demanded the owners of unapproved bores stop supplying “emergency” water to residen...

» Argentina: thousands protest in Mendoza wine region over axed water protections
23/12/19 18:17 from Water | The Guardian
Law kept mining projects out of Argentina province – now water for wine-growers will be threatened in drought-stricken area Argentina’s wine-growing province of Mendoza, renown for its inky red malbec varietal, has erupted in protest aga...

» 'Closed due to bushfire': as blazes smoulder, a NSW town is in suspended animation
23/12/19 17:00 from Water | The Guardian
For the townsfolk of Braidwood the worst of the fires may have passed – but the danger of more remains In the weeks before Christmas, the main street of Braidwood is quiet. Summer is ordinarily peak tourist season, with families from Can...

» Road runoff pollution damages London's rivers, study finds
23/12/19 15:25 from Water | The Guardian
Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for government action to protect the capital’s waterways The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the government to provide more funding to clean up the pollution blighting London’s rivers, after a study high...

» Global demand for edible insects prompts new research programme
20/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
A new European training programme involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been launched in response to the increasing commercial production of insects for human food and animal feed....

» Nature has crucial role in tackling climate change
17/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dr Jeanette Whitaker, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), has been looking at how we measure success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial...

» Non-native plants provide habitats for variety of British insects
16/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Non-native plants are providing new habitats for British insects affected by human-driven environmental changes, a new study has found.Habitat loss and increased use of pesticides has meant insects...

» From Field to Journal (microbiology)
03/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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» Transforming Environmental Data in R
02/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
UK CEH has previously run this course internally and we are now offering this to our customers and partners.Date:Sep/Oct 2020Please register your interest online now so we can establish...

» UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has become independent
02/12/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
We are pleased to announce that, as of 1 December 2019, we are now an independent research institute.  Following final approval in September, we have become autonomous from UK Research and ...

» Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to become independent on 1 December
29/11/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 29 November 2019Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to become independent on 1 DecemberWe are pleased to announce that the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (...

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» Artificial Intelligence will transform research into climate change
26/11/19 00:00 from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly improve our understanding of climate change and enable better preparations for its impacts, according to a new study.With an unprecedented amount of...

» New trustees appointed for independent UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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We are pleased to announce that our new Board of Trustee Directors is now fully appointed and will govern the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology once it becomes an independent research institute...

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