Halving livestock production ‘could reduce biodiversity losses by as much as 30%’

A new study published by alternative meat producer Heura suggests this could save up to 12,000 species annually

‘It is vital to tackle the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis together’

That’s the suggestion from Melanie Coath, Senior Climate Change Policy Officer at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who told future Net Zero that ‘businesses could be looking at this a lot more’

Next government ‘must make nature central to tackling climate change’

Inaction on this issue will lead to ‘irreversible’ damage and unprecedented global warming, claims a new report released by WWF

YouTube launches campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020

American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, launched the campaign

Mayors call for more powers to tackle environmental emergencies

Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street have said the government must do more to go green and empower local regions to do the same

UK’s historic landscapes ‘risk being severely damaged by changing climate’

An archaeologist from the University of Sheffield has said natural areas such as the Dysynni Valley, the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Orkney Islands could be affected

Many bird and animal species ‘not adapting fast enough to climate change’

New research warns slow adaptation is putting ‘a majority of species’ at the risk of extinction

‘Brexit will allow a renewed focus on sustainability and biodiversity’

That’s according to the new Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, who made her first official speech yesterday

UV lights ‘can cut rate of birds hitting power lines by 98%’

Ultraviolet wavelengths shone onto cables can illuminate them for birds while remaining invisible to humans

Floating plastic waste ‘can carry invasive species across oceans’

Environmental non-profit Plastic Oceans UK claims items such as old bottles and packaging can act as a raft, enabling a variety of organisms to reach new habitats