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Environment/Sustainable Development
20.07.2017
"I initially wanted to be a weather forecaster on TV - until I realised you could study climate change."
"I initially wanted to be a weather forecaster on TV - until I realised you could study climate change.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Chemistry
20.07.2017
Can the UK's gas grid go green? New white paper explores options
Can the UK’s gas grid go green? New white paper explores options
Options for a greener gas grid are explored by researchers from Imperial College London in a white paper out today. The gas grid or network currently transports natural gas to industries, households and businesses. Due to concerns over greenhouse gas emissions, scientific scenarios to tackle climate change show a reduced role for gas networks in the future, with policymakers preferring routes that involve decarbonised electricity.
Environment/Sustainable Development
19.07.2017
Young people play a key role in Lewes's local nature reserve
Young people play a key role in Lewes’s local nature reserve
Young people play a key role in Lewes's local nature reserve Take a stroll through the Railway Land Nature Reserve, a peaceful oasis of woodland and reed beds just a stone's throw away from the centre of Lewes, and you might think it had been there forever.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.07.2017
Growing better trees faster
A new research collaboration could significantly increase the quality and economic productivity of one of the UK's largest crop outputs, Sitka spruce conifer trees.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.07.2017
Brexit’s impact on food
The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper.
Environment/Sustainable Development
18.07.2017
Relationship with environment is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Relationship with environment is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Relationship with environment is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Understanding the way humans interact with the environment is crucial to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to a new report.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.07.2017
New light on the secret life of badgers
Urgent action is needed to protect marine life, with more than 60 per cent of the world's oceans lacking effective conservation measures, according to new Oxford University study.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.07.2017
Dame Helen Ghosh appointed Master of Balliol College
Helen read Modern History at St Hugh's College, and completed an MLitt in 6th-century Italian History at Hertford College.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Event
17.07.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
17.07.2017
European cooperation could provide more stable wind power
European cooperation could provide more stable wind power
Europe could make much better use of its wind resources if capacity was spread out instead of being concentrated around the North Sea. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers at ETH Zürich and Imperial College London, who for the first time have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation data.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
17.07.2017
Why T. Rex and elephants lumber behind cheetahs
Why T. Rex and elephants lumber behind cheetahs
Scientists have discovered why the largest animals are not the fastest, and have used a model to predict the speed of extinct animals like dinosaurs. As animals get larger, they get faster - but only up to a point. A rabbit could beat a mouse in a race, just as a mouse could beat a beetle. But nothing beats a cheetah on land, even though there are plenty of larger animals like elephants.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
14.07.2017
Biofuels made from waste are the business, say researchers
Biofuels made from waste are the business, say researchers
Biofuels have a role to play in meeting the UK's commitments to climate change mitigation, especially so-called second generation biofuels made from wastes and by-products of other sectors.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
14.07.2017
Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds' under agricultural fields
Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields
Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds' are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research. Ghost ponds are abundant across many agricultural regions, often visible as damp depressions, areas of poor crop cover, or changes in soil colour. Many UK ponds were filled-in during agricultural land intensification that took place after the 1950s.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.07.2017
A false promise?
A false promise?
Does the ‘promise' of Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies that capture carbon from the atmosphere undermine our efforts to cut production of greenhouse gases?
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.07.2017
Big, shape-shifting animals from the dawn of time
Big, shape-shifting animals from the dawn of time
Major changes in the chemical composition of the world's oceans enabled the first large organisms - possibly some of the earliest animals - to exist and thrive more than half a billion years ago, marking the point when conditions on Earth changed and animals began to take over the world.  We wanted to know why these large organisms appeared at this particular point in Earth's history.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.07.2017
New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective
New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective
The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers.
Administration/Government - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.07.2017
UCL Vice-Provost (Research) appointed Chair of REF Main Panel B
UCL Vice-Provost (Research) appointed Chair of REF Main Panel B
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), has been appointed to chair one of the four main panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, through an open recruitment process.
Arts and Design - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.07.2017
Royal visit highlights QMUL's collaborations in China
Royal visit highlights QMUL’s collaborations in China
HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Hunan University (HNU) on 7 July, during a recent visit to the province.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
06.07.2017
Hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic
Hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic
New research from Lancaster University Management School and economic research consultancy firm Ecorys finds increased commercial shipping in Arctic waters triggered by climate change risks trillions
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
04.07.2017
Wanted: Bristol residents to be part of a world first technology trial
Wanted: Bristol residents to be part of a world first technology trial
The UK, like many other nations, is faced with an explosion of long-term health conditions that require continuous management, often for many years, outside of a hospital setting.
Environment/Sustainable Development
30.06.2017
Education of secondary pupils with special needs too dependent on teaching assistants
Education of secondary pupils with special needs too dependent on teaching assistants
School staff are not sufficiently trained to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, with special needs education heavily reliant on under-skilled teaching assistants, finds a UCL Institute of Education (IOE) study.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
29.06.2017
Three years to safeguard the climate
Lancaster's Professor Gail Whiteman joins a coalition of scientists and world leaders to issue a six-point plan ahead of next month's G20 summit.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
29.06.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
29.06.2017
Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life
Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life
The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust. Bats are a good indicator species, so are often used to measure how healthy our environment is.
Environment/Sustainable Development
29.06.2017
Smart detectors set to monitor urban bat life
Smart detectors set to monitor urban bat life
The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in London is being monitored in real time using new, automated smart detectors. The monitoring program is designed to monitor the populations of different bat species in the Park as a way to gauge the health of the local environment. This is the first wild sound-recognition project run on this scale.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
28.06.2017
An ocean without history - the importance of underwater cultural heritage
PA 146/17 Healthy oceans are key to the future survival of the human race.
Environment/Sustainable Development
27.06.2017
Australian Deputy PM sees carbon capture tech potential at Imperial
Australian Deputy PM sees carbon capture tech potential at Imperial
Imperial's Australian collaborations and global lead in carbon capture research were the focus of a visit from Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.06.2017
Safe water hope for slum dwellers
Safe water hope for slum dwellers
Attempts to deliver safe water to people living in some of the world's poorest slums are falling at the final hurdle, according to research led by Lancaster University.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.06.2017
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, is preparing to take part in research expedition to coastal Greenland where they will examining, for the first time, how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the oceans. One of the big unknowns about future supplies of nutrients to the oceans is the impact of melting glaciers and ice sheets.
Environment/Sustainable Development
23.06.2017
Pioneering community energy pilot underway at Nottingham housing development
The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and the University of Nottingham are leading an innovative community energy initiative which could become the model for introducing low-carbon energy solutions at residential developments across the UK.
Environment/Sustainable Development
22.06.2017
£200m investment to solve global challenges
Securing sustainable food supplies, ending slavery and developing greener transport systems, are three of six most pressing global challenges the University of Nottingham has today (22 June 2017) set out to solve with a planned investment of more than £200 million.
Arts and Design - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.06.2017
Creative industries urged to take 'everyday' creativity seriously
A new report that investigates the UK's cultural ecology, highlights the importance of ‘everyday' creativity and calls for a more inclusive approach to building the networks and partnerships that enable creativity in the UK is to be launched at King's this evening.
Environment/Sustainable Development
21.06.2017
Hidden harm of local solutions to environmental problems
Hidden harm of local solutions to environmental problems
Improved protection and sustainable management of fish stocks in Europe has displaced fishing pressures to other regions with weaker environmental regulations, including increased in West African waters.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
20.06.2017
New helicopter wing structure for Airbus Helicopters' rotorcraft demonstrator launched at Paris Air Show
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM) at the University of Nottingham has led groundbreaking research into the development of a new wing structure that will provide Airbus Helicopters' Racer High Speed Helicopter Demonstrator with enhanced speed and range to complete advanced missions.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.06.2017
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs
Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found. Researchers from the Oxford University Department of Earth Science worked in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Southampton to trace the global impact of major volcanic gas emissions and their link to the end of the Triassic period.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.06.2017
Wind turbines can pick up the slack on coldest days
Wind turbines can pick up the slack on coldest days
Winter days are usually less windy, but a new analysis shows turbines work harder on the coldest days, when power demand is highest. During winter in Great Britain, warmer periods are often windier, while colder periods are often calmer, due to the prevailing weather patterns. Colder periods are also when electricity demand increases.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
14.06.2017
Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll' to Glastonbury
Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock ’n Roll’ to Glastonbury
Ecologists from Lancaster University are preparing to introduce the world to ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n Roll' at Glastonbury this year as part of their mission to bring science to the community.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
14.06.2017
Climate change on the agenda at Imperial event in Shanghai
Climate change on the agenda at Imperial event in Shanghai
Members of Shanghai's business community and alumni from Imperial and other UK universities discuss the 'important issue' of climate change last week A hundred people gathered to hear a keynote speec
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.06.2017
Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.06.2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.06.2017
Global hotspots of established alien plants and animals revealed
Global hotspots of established alien plants and animals revealed
Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri manillensis), originally from Asia and now found in London. Credit: Tim Blackburn Islands and mainland coastal regions are the world's hotspots for alien plant and animal species, according to new research. An international team of researchers, led by Dr Wayne Dawson in Durham University's Department of Biosciences , has provided the first global analysis of established alien species.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Computer Science/Telecom
07.06.2017
Researchers record soundscapes for BBC’s Springwatch
Sussex researchers record soundscapes for BBC's Springwatch When it comes to monitoring wildlife, what you can hear is just as important as what you can see.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
06.06.2017
Opinion: Are universities ready for a new kind of science?
Opinion: Are universities ready for a new kind of science?
Is the knowledge and scholarship that universities produce relevant to the problems the world faces' In a new essay co-authored with an international group of researchers, Dr Bhaskar Vira of the Unive
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
02.06.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
02.06.2017
Borneo Jungle Diaries
New series showcases the Danau Girang Field Centre and the scientists trying to safeguard the wildlife of Borneo.
Environment/Sustainable Development
01.06.2017
Half the world’s poor are children
New Oxford University research on global poverty reveals the extent of the challenges facing the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals for the eradication of child poverty.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
31.05.2017
Boosting economic growth and tackling climate change go hand in hand
Boosting economic growth and tackling climate change go hand in hand
Combining growth strategies with climate agendas could have a positive impact on economic activity, according to a new OECD report involving Imperial.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.05.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
31.05.2017
Development, security and the oceans
A networking event to celebrate World Oceans Day has been organised by Cardiff University.
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