The atlas maps out our natural capital assets and describes the benefits that they provide for people.
Nature provides people with a wide variety of benefits, for example, clean water, clean air, protection from hazards and beautiful views. Using a natural capital lens can help us understand and explain these benefits.
Environment Agency fisheries specialists carried out a fish rescue in the Peak District yesterday, moving fish that have been stranded as the river dries up.
Officers have been out on the River Lathkill near Bakewell, rescuing brown trout. All of the fish caught were moved downstream to sections with more water.
Exceptionally low rainfall, soil moisture and river flows in May mean the UK may be on course for a significant drought this summer, just weeks after some record high flows and widespread flooding, according to experts at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).
Rivers and lakes are among our most loved ecosystems. They are hotspots of biodiversity in the landscape and support recreation and eco-tourism. Yet, sadly they are under increasing and diverse stress as a result of human activity. They are used as conduits for domestic and industrial waste, straightened and reinforced to meet water storage and supply demands, and cut off from floodplains to support food production. They are also extremely sensitive to the effects of climate change.
Discussion about ways to manage flood risk in an ever changing climate, with a focus on the Ullswater and River Eden valleys, but with relevance to anyone in the UK dealing with flooding within their own communities.
Digging ponds in the countryside can deliver "unprecedented" gains for nature, experts have said.
Freshwater Habitats Trust said 20 clean water ponds on farmland increased wetland plant species by 26%.
A nine-year project found rare plants almost trebled, while species that had gone extinct in the area returned.