Britain awarded scores of new licences for onshore shale exploration on Thursday in a move that opponents say could lead to controversial fracking beneath protected countryside.
Lancaster University is about to take the concept of smart cities out of town. Computer scientists at Lancaster University are investigating how the Internet of Things could work in the countryside.
The quality of rural internet access in the UK, or lack of it, has long been a bone of contention. The government says "fast, reliable broadband" is essential, but the disparity between urban and rural areas is large and ...
A deadly disease threatening swathes of ash trees in Britain cannot be eradicated, the environment secretary admitted on Friday as he announced plans to stem the growing problem.
Faced with the same threat, city and country birds do not react in the same way despite being from the same species. According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behaviour in new environments.
A survey exploring public opinion about the UK's agricultural sector has revealed that farming has a special place in most people's hearts, even though they know surprisingly little about it.
Pesticide use rose by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010, increasing the risk to bee populations, according to new research from the University of Reading launched today by Friends of the Earth.
Researchers investigating the risk of E coli O157 in the countryside as part of the UK research councils Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, say that simple measures and coordinated action from the relevant authorities ...