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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.

BBC Weather - Tide Tables

Tide Tables for the whole of the United Kingdom.

Bristol Natural History Consortium

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

The Centre for Sustainable Design

Experts in sustainable innovation and product sustainability.

Climatological Observers Link

An organisation of people who are interested in the weather. Its members are mainly amateur meteorologists, but many professionals and observers from schools, universities and research establishments also belong to COL.

Defence Infrastructure Organisation Estate and Sustainable Development

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

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Established to continue Gerald Durrell's commitment to conservation and biological diversity; includes information about their programs on the island of Jersey and world wide, and how to support their work.

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 Economics Institute Trust

Features information on the training, conferences and events provided by this institute for professionals working in the environmental field.

Grow Wild

The national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew encouraging people to transform spaces through native UK wildflowers and fungi. 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.

ID Resource Signpost

An online searchable catalogue of UK wildlife identification resources.

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.


Non-profit website dedicated to sharing information about the many different facets of knowledge about UK trees and forests.

Lle Geo-Portal

Developed as a partnership between Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales and serves as a hub for data and information covering a wide spectrum of topics, but primarily around the environment.


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


Promotes the business and economic benefits and opportunities arising from the implementation of sustainable development principles and the transformation to a sustainable Low Carbon society.

National Lobster Hatchery

A pioneering marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall.

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.


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

New Weather Institute

A co-op and a think-tank, created to accelerate the rapid transition to a fair economy that thrives within planetary boundaries.

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

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.

Tree Ring Services

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

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

Collects and supplies hydrographic and geospatial data for the Royal Navy and merchant shipping, to protect lives at sea.

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.

The Veolia Environmental Trust

Organisation that supports community and environmental projects across England through the Landfill Communities Fund.


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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