Agriculture & Environment
COVID-19 and farming – A bitter harvest?
Reading Time: 6 minutes 2020 was already set to be a challenging year for farmers across the UK. Having finally reached an agreed Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the UK is set to formally leave the EU at
Climate change risks to transport infrastructure
Reading Time: 8 minutes The condition and quality of transport infrastructure is critical to the economic and social wellbeing of Northern Ireland (NI). There can be huge costs where transport infrastructure fails or is damaged in some way with
Peatlands: What are they, where are they and why do they matter?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Peatlands are the UK’s most extensive semi-natural habitat, but are often thought of as muddy, wet and useless wastelands. This has led to many calling peatlands a Cinderella habitat, and much like Cinderella, peatlands are
Decarbonising road transport – The challenge is set
Reading Time: 8 minutes When the UK Government became the world’s first major economy to legislate for a ‘net zero’ target for carbon emissions by 2050, it acknowledged it would not succeed unless fundamental changes occur in the way
Foyled again: Cross-border lough management
Reading Time: 8 minutes Lough Foyle is a valuable ecosystem and fishery situated on the border between the UK and Republic of Ireland. The maritime boundary – and ownership of the Lough – has been disputed by the UK