UK Environment


Features articles and news roundups on environmental issues across a variety of themes.

Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland

Works to protect and enhance Scotland's rural landscapes for future generations, and promote effective planning and protection systems; with details of projects, membership, press releases and statements, and a list of Scottish planning contacts.

BBC Science & Enviroment: Icebergs Graveyard

Tells the story and highlights the environment concerns of giant icebergs that make their way to South Georgia before breaking up.

Bristol Natural History Consortium

Aims to engage people with the natural world through collaborative action projects, many of which operate across the UK.

Cambrian Mountains Society

Contains information on the conservation of the Cambrian Mountains, and the campaign to have the area protected by AONB status.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Works with leaders to develop practical solutions that reconcile profitability and sustainability and catalyse change in the wider system.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Works to protect and shape a beautiful, thriving English countryside; includes a guide to their projects and campaigns, membership, regional groups, resources and magazine, and contacts.

Centre for Alternative Technology

Environmental centre focusing on practical solutions to environmental problems. Includes details of educational facilities, including the Graduate School of the Environment.

Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment

Conducts aviation-related research with a focus on the impact of aircraft emissions on climate change and local air quality, noise, and broader sustainability issues. With contacts and information about their projects.

Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)

An interdisciplinary research centre that examines decision making regarding environmental resources; includes details of projects, past and current, publications, and contacts.

The Centre for Sustainable Design

Experts in sustainable innovation and product sustainability.

Centre for Sustainable Development

Home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University.

Centre for Sustainable International Development

Created to facilitate and generate work on sustainable international development across the University of Aberdeen.

Change Agents

Charity which operates in a number of ways to train, recruit and advise young people who want to work in sustainability. changeagentsuk

The Coastal Handbook

The Environment Agency's technical guide for all operating authorities and agencies working on coastal management; available as a download.

COMARE (Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment)

An independent expert advisory committee offering advice to government departments and devolved authorities; includes their current membership and projects, documentation, news, and a FAQ.


Online home of this magazine, covering all things related to the British countryside and British wildlife. countryfilemag

Defence Infrastructure Organisation Estate and Sustainable Development

How the Ministry of Defence estate is adapting to climate change, including nature conservation on the estate.

Environment Agency: Bathing Waters

Presents full data on the standards of bathing water at beaches in England and Wales. Includes interactive maps and guidelines.

Environment Wales

Volunteer-based partnership funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Lists information on the various grants available, and showcases projects already up and running.

Environmental History Resources

A collection of articles and resources introducing environmental history and exploring a number of themes including forest history, pollution history and conservation history.


Informative presentation promotes environmental care and protection. Presents guides to recycling, alternative energy, ethical investment.

Grazing Animals Project

Intends to to aid the development of conservation grazing throughout the UK. Includes map of local conservation grazing sites, information on best practice and details of training and publications available.

Green Awards

Annual award recognising creativity in sustainability, focusing on environmentally friendly products and initiatives. Includes video clips, news and shortlist information.

The Green House

The Sun newspapers coverage of environmental news, views and reviews.

The Green Organisation

Non-profit organisation which promotes to businesses the positive aspects of "being seen to be green". Runs the annual Green Apple Awards. Environment

The latest news, opinion and multimedia coverage of environmental issues, with special sections on climate change, energy, food, green living, pollution, transport and wildlife.

Habitas Online

The Ulster Museum Sciences Division presents its collection of sites on the botany, geology and zoology of Northern Ireland; each project site has identification keys, maps and photographs.

Institution of Environmental Sciences

Charitable organisation which raises public awareness of environmental science issues. Contains information on their Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist qualifications, as well as news and membership details.

Jonathon Porritt

Official site of the environmentalist and writer; includes a biography, background on campaigns he is involved in, diary of appearances, affiliations, a blog, and contacts.

The Land Trust

Works with the public and private sectors to manage public spaces like parks, play areas, nature reserves and other green areas for the benefit of the local community. Describes their activities and projects, with a directory of locations, news, and contacts.


A web-based interactive map service covering England, that brings together environmental information from across government; also produces static maps and provides data sets.

Moorland Scotland

Information about Scotland’s moorlands and their conservation and uses, with resources for students and teachers, journalists, and policy makers.

The National Flood Forum

Provides support and advice to communities and individuals that have been flooded or are at risk of flooding.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Funds and supports research in major environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and natural hazards. Includes details of their programmes, research centres, and education resources.

Nature UK

Active discussion boards hosting chat about all manner of nature and environmental topics.


An extensive online resource for practical nature conservation and countryside management, with articles, reference materials, and links to other resources.

Open Spaces Society

Works to protect and champion the common land, village greens, open spaces and public rights of way in England and Wales; includes a library of resources, details of membership and activities, news, and contacts.

Optimum Population Trust

Charity and think tank concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment; offers a library of press releases and news, blog, and details of membership.

The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development

Centre for the study of India and sustainable development in partnership with the wider University of Oxford.

Planet Earth

Information portal run by NERC which aims to educate the public about environmental science issues. planetearthnews

Resources and Energy Analysis Programme (REAP)

An environmental accounting programme that attempts to help local government and other organisations understand the footprints of residents in their areas and look at ways to reduce them.

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

Independent standing body established to advise the government and the public on environmental issues. Includes details of their reports and studies, membership, and press releases.

Scotland's National Nature Reserves

Established to protect rare and fragile wildlife species and habitats that are often internationally important; includes a gazetteer, with news, events, publications, and resources.

Scottish Environment LINK

A forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations that supports networking, cooperation, and a shared voice in the development of policy and legislation. Includes a list of members, and information about their campaigns.

The Scottish Environmental Technology Network (SETN)

Established to support and develop areas such as sustainable transport and building, resource efficiency and recycling, water and waste water treatment, and environmental monitoring. Includes details of their activities, laboratories, internships, and case studies.

Scottish Natural Heritage

Established to conserve and enhance of Scotland’s natural heritage; includes information about their activities and publications, a guide to protected areas and reserves, and background articles.

Scottish Natural Heritage

Aims to help people enjoy Scotland's natural heritage responsibly, understand it more fully and use it wisely so that it can be sustained for future generations. SNH_Tweets

Scottish Sustainable Development Forum

A network of sustainable development experts and practitioners that promotes and advocates for sustainable development; with news and events, and details of membership.

SUBR:IM (Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management)

Archive of a research project linking science, engineering and social science to address brownfield redevelopment; with links to consortium members, publications and reports.

Tree Ring Services

Offers tree-ring analysis of live trees and historic buildings in UK.

Veg Oil Motoring

Enterprise which is committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the use of straight vegetable oil as a vehicle fuel. Information on conversion, courses and news.

Wales Environment Link

Umbrella organisation for environmental voluntary groups in Wales. Contains details of its policy priorities, history and funding with consultation response documents and membership lists.


The UK arm of the WWF Network, the environmental organisation now active in over 100 countries; provides a guide to their practical conservation work, and their campaigns on the environment, climate change, and poverty, with news, contacts, and how to support.

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