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Which reefs are the most important to save?
Which reefs are the most important to save?
A list of the world's 50 most important reefs to protect from climate change is being compiled by a global team of world experts including Professor Nick Graham of Lancaster University.
Environment/Sustainable Development
23.02.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
22.02.2017
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL. In a new study , researchers from UCL, University of Cambridge and University of Louvain have combined existing ideas to solve the problem of which solar energy peaks in the last 2.6 million years led to the melting of the ice sheets and the start of a warm period.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating environmental damage and a threat to public health?
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
15.02.2017
Alien species on the rise globally
Alien species on the rise globally
The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL researchers. Led by scientists from Senckenberg, Germany, and the University of Vienna, Austria, the team found that during the last 200 years, the number of new established alien species has grown continuously worldwide, with more than a third of all first introductions recorded between 1970 and 2014.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Chemistry
14.02.2017
Team marks fifty years of weather watching
Team marks fifty years of weather watching
Braving the elements at 9am on New Year's Day isn't everyone's idea of fun, but for Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University it has been a way of life for the last 50 years.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.02.2017
Opinion: India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
Opinion: India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
There is a dilemma in contemporary conservation: how to balance modernisation, people's rights and environmentalism.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
10.02.2017
Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK
A leading green energy scientist who uses bacteria to turn greenhouse gases into usable chemicals is calling for more investment from industry and government subsidies to scale up this newest of technologies.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
08.02.2017
Decline in genetic diversity of black rhino
A new strategy of conservation must be adopted if the black rhinoceros is to be saved from extinction, concludes a study involving scientists from Cardiff University. An international team of researchers compared, for the first time, the genes of all living and extinct black rhinoceros populations and found a massive decline in genetic diversity, with 44 of 64 genetic lineages no longer existing.
Environment/Sustainable Development
07.02.2017
New doubts on whether early humans were forced to start farming
The development of agriculture is universally believed to underpin some of the most significant advances made by humans worldwide. In New Guinea, where one of the earliest human experiments with tropical forest agriculture occurred, researchers have cast doubt on two views about the origins of agriculture.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.02.2017
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
A boom in the popularity of solar panels and electric cars could spark irreversible changes in the energy sector within three years.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
03.02.2017
Multi-million pound energy project gets underway in Wales
A multi-million project set to transform the UK energy sector and tackle some of the biggest challenges currently facing society is underway in Wales.
Environment/Sustainable Development
27.01.2017
Postcard: Understanding fires and herbivores in the Serengeti
James Probert is a PhD candidate in the University's School of Environmental Sciences : "My work in the Serengeti focuses on fire, how it affects herbivores and how we can manage it. The Serengeti is one of the most iconic areas in Africa, home to the famous wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and a host of protected areas.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Imperial innovators named on Forbes 30-under-30 list
Imperial innovators named on Forbes 30-under-30 list
Seven of Imperial's social entrepreneurs have been featured in this year's Forbes 30-under-30 Europe list.
Event - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.01.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
25.01.2017
Tropical forests need birds in order to recover from deforestation
Tropical forests need birds in order to recover from deforestation
Research in the Amazon suggests that loss of birds through deforestation prevents the recovery of rainforests, due to birds' roles in the ecosystem. Biodiversity is essential for the health and resilience of tropical forests, and birds are a prime example. They provide a range of ‘biodiversity services' through their interaction with other species in the ecosystem, for example by keeping populations of plant-eating insects in check through predation and dispersing the seeds of more than 90 per cent of rainforest tree species.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.01.2017
Tsunami prevention
Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth's shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, new research has proposed. Dr Usama Kadri, from Cardiff University's School of Mathematics, believes that lives could ultimately be saved by using acoustic-gravity waves (AGWs) against tsunamis that are triggered by earthquakes, landslides and other violent geological events.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
24.01.2017
Scientists to study impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystem
Scientists to study impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystem
Scientists from the University's School of Environmental Sciences are leading a 2.6M project to explore how the ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean are being altered by climate change.
Environment/Sustainable Development
20.01.2017
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.01.2017
Imperial experts launch climate-friendly food production initiative at Davos
Imperial experts launch climate-friendly food production initiative at Davos
A project designed to draw over a million farmers into sustainable global food supply chains has been announced at the World Economic Forum.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.01.2017
Urgent action needed to save primates from extinction
Urgent action needed to save primates from extinction
The majority of primate species worldwide are now threatened with extinction, according to an international group of primate conservation experts who are calling for urgent action to protect the world's dwindling primate populations.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.01.2017
Podcast: Trumping climate change, enabling healthcare and weighty issues
In this edition: What President Trump could mean for climate change, how medical students are helping in rural Nepal, and discussing diet drinks.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
16.01.2017
Top climate change scientist talks about President-elect Trump's likely impact
Top climate change scientist talks about President-elect Trump’s likely impact
The world is waiting to see whether President-elect Trump will take action on climate change.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.01.2017
Global alien bird species movements mapped for the first time
Global alien bird species movements mapped for the first time
Research reveals top factors in the spread of invasive bird species, providing scientists with a possible 'early warning system' for invasions. Invasive species threaten global biodiversity by predating on, or outcompeting, native species and by carrying diseases. They can also cause serious economic damage, for example by devastating crops.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.01.2017
Call of duty: fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
Call of duty: fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
Working in a lab as a basic scientist can often seem far removed from the real world.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
13.01.2017
Lancaster takes Arctic Basecamp to Davos
Lancaster takes Arctic Basecamp to Davos
Science Summit will call on global leaders for immediate action on the Arctic A group of leading scientists have announced an Arctic Science Summit that will take place in Davos, Switzerland on January 18th 2017 at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.01.2017
Measuring the ‘true social cost’ of carbon dioxide emissions
The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has proposed a new framework for US agencies to use to estimate the 'social cost of carbon dioxide' emissions.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
12.01.2017
BRAVO: making UK crops more resilient
Protecting the UK's most valuable crops by making them more resilient is at the heart of a new five-year project, in which the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences will play a key role.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.01.2017
Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather
Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather
Scientists at the University of Bath are part of a new five-year project to save brassica vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
11.01.2017
BRAVO! Optimising the performance of brassica crops
The University of Nottingham is to play a lead role in a new 5-year project aimed at combating the losses experienced by two of the UK's most economically valuable vegetable crops.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
10.01.2017
Testing how species respond to climate change
Testing how species respond to climate change
Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems. Usually, the current climatic range of a species is used to predict where it will occur under future climate change scenarios.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
05.01.2017
Major grants strengthen links with China in palaeobiology
Major grants strengthen links with China in palaeobiology
The University of Bristol has secured substantial funding in all three large grants recently awarded under an initiative to strengthen ties between the UK and China.
Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
04.01.2017
Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees
Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees
Most current plastics are made from oil, which is unsustainable. However, scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles. Pinene is the fragrant chemical from the terpene family that gives pine trees their distinctive ‘Christmas smell' and is a waste product from the paper industry.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
03.01.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
19.12.2016
Mulled wine: a recipe for sustainability?
Mulled wine: a recipe for sustainability?
Nothing quite says ‘Christmas party' like the smell of mulled wine drifting around an office. It's an easy drink to make - all of the ingredients can be purchased at your local supermarket.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
19.12.2016
University partners in EU project to create new green spaces in Liverpool
University researchers are partnering with Liverpool City Council and Mersey Forest on a 3.4M EU research project to create `green corridors' in key locations across the city with a view to finding out how they improve city living.
Environment/Sustainable Development
16.12.2016
Greenland's ice sheet closely tracks global climate changes
Greenland’s ice sheet closely tracks global climate changes
A study of Greenland's history reaching back millions of years shows that the ice sheet expands and rebounds in response to global changes in climate. The ice sheet covering Greenland is four times bigger than California, and holds enough water to raise global sea level more than six metres if most of it were to melt.
Architecture - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.12.2016
UCL Bartlett School of Architecture opens new home
UCL Bartlett School of Architecture opens new home
UCL opened today the new central London home of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture which will provide facilities for 1,000 staff and students and is the first major project to be completed in the university's programme to upgrade its Bloomsbury campus.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
15.12.2016
Road planning 'trade off' could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Road planning ’trade off’ could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting environmental destruction will open dialogues between developers and the conservation community.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
15.12.2016
Think twice before trusting a digital assistant to do the shopping
Online shopping for Christmas is likely to be very different in the not too distant future. While today we use search engines for information, in the years ahead we will increasingly rely on digital personal assistants, voice-activated digital helpers and our smart phones.
Environment/Sustainable Development
14.12.2016
WaterWatt
New research by Cardiff University is exploring whether a game-led approach to energy efficiency in European industry could help with the greening of operations.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.12.2016
Global methane emissions are rising faster than any time in the last 20 years
Global methane emissions are rising faster than any time in the last 20 years
Increased methane emissions from agriculture, including cattle and rice cultivation, are likely driving the increase, according to a global report. The Global Methane Budget , which is regularly updated by an international group of scientists including researchers form Imperial, charts the sources and sinks of global methane from our atmosphere.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.12.2016
Cambridge to play major role in '400m EU food innovation project
Cambridge to play major role in ’400m EU food innovation project
The University of Cambridge is one of a number of British universities and companies that have won access to a 340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, grow and distribute food.
Environment/Sustainable Development
09.12.2016
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
07.12.2016
Geomorphological science can help mitigate severe storm and flood damage
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK's Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-lead
Environment/Sustainable Development
07.12.2016
IFAD President and Minister of State for DfID to discuss importance of rural investments in the fight against global poverty at Warwick in London
Lord Bates, the newly appointed Minister of State for the Department for International Development (DfID) and Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Developm
Environment/Sustainable Development - Event
05.12.2016
Think Tank of the Year award for climate change research
Congratulations to Catherine Happer and Greg Philo of Glasgow University Media Group (GUMG), whose work with Chatham House has won ‘Think Tank of the Year' at Prospect Magazine's prestigious annual awards.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
02.12.2016
Worrying denial of invasive species threat
Worrying denial of invasive species threat
A new battlefront is opening in science denialism and this time the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world's rarest species and most unique ecosystems, say a team involving UCL scientists. In the science journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution , conservation biologists Dr James Russell (University of Auckland) and Professor Tim Blackburn (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) say scientific evidence on invasion biology is under attack, with much of the opposition value-based rather than science-based.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
02.12.2016
Q and A with energy expert about importance of engaging with policymakers
Q and A with energy expert about importance of engaging with policymakers
An Imperial engineer has been discussing how the College can play a greater role in helping to formulate policy, following a recent workshop.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
01.12.2016
Artificial Fish Gut Project Launched
Scientists and industry leaders are embarking on a new project to build an artificial salmon gut with a view to better understanding fish digestion.
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