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Leading the way - Cirrus Research now a UKAS accredited laboratory for calibration services
Noise monitoring instrument suppliers and manufacturers, Cirrus Research, have taken a further step in cementing their position as one of the world's leading noise experts, as they have received UKAS accreditation for the calibration of sound level meters, acoustic calibrators and octave band filters.
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Clinton Devon Estates, the biggest landowner on the lower River Otter, says it welcomes the awarding of license by Natural England to Devon Wildlife Trust for a five year trial reintroduction of beavers - returning to England after an absence since the 1700s. However, it says that the long-term success of the project will depend on landowners, local authorities and communities agreeing details of how their population and activities will need to be managed in the future.
A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan from a degraded forest surrounded by inhospitable palm oil plantations has just been returned to the wild after undergoing surgery, and giving birth to twins from a shotgun victim blind father at an orangutan care centre.
Scientists have discovered that mussels' shells could become more fragile as climate change causes oceans to become increasingly acidic, with disastrous results for both human fisheries and marine ecology.
The cycle of deforestation following slash and burn in tropical mountain rainforests can be halted, but the abandoned farmland needs to be brought back into use and backed by local farmers with a forestry and pasture combination, researchers based in Ecuador have discovered.
Around 90% of lowland bogs have been damaged, mainly to provide peat for gardeners and horticulture. Around 70% of peat bogs have been damaged in hills and mountainous areas, mainly by overgrazing, wildfire and drainage. There are now only 6000 hectares of lowland raised bog in good condition. This isn't just a problem for the wildlife that live in these places, damaged bogs are a source of climate-warming greenhouse gases and lead to problems with water quality.
Male crustaceans can 'lock down' their maleness to avoid being completely feminised by seawater contaminated by our modern pollutants, unlike many fish and other vertebrates, according to scientists.
A discovery mission that's remotely controlled from Norfolk is using underwater robots to show how warm water is making its way to the Antarctic ice sheets, causing them to melt.
Although it's been a good year for wildlife on the RSPB's 212 nature reserves, the conservation organisation point out that efforts should be made to boost biodiversity on the wider surroundings outside of their reserves, which too often offer a harsh environment for species to survive.
A British unmanned wave propelled boat, the AutoNaut, has successfully weathered wild 70mph Atlantic storm conditions and travelled some 400 km, returning to the Isles of Scilly after 13 days of gathering environmental data from a range of scientific sensors.
Amphibians dying from viruses in northern Spain have wider significance, scientists involved in the research believe, as emerging diseases, including Ebola, are crossing the species barrier threatening all animal groups.