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Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.05.2017
China's
China’s "new innovation landscape" debated at global summit
An "eastward innovation shift" is transforming higher education and business, according to an expert panel led by Imperial's President Alice Gast.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.05.2017
Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature's imitation game
Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature’s imitation game
The spectacular variety of†colours†and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly†localised†environmental conditions known as ‘microhabitats', researchers have found.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
23.05.2017
Low-carbon tech requires investment, but the payoff is a clean, strong economy
Low-carbon tech requires investment, but the payoff is a clean, strong economy
Requirements to curb greenhouse gases can challenge some industries, but changes can bring about real financial opportunities, say investment experts.
Literature/Linguistics - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.05.2017
Healing Brexit generational divide
Cardiff University experts will consider how to heal the generational divide following the divisive EU referendum, at this year's 30 th anniversary Hay Festival.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.05.2017
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future
Some of the world's leading climate change scientists will be in Bristol next week to discuss extreme warm climates throughout the history of the earth and how they help us understand the future of our planet.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.05.2017
Royal seal of approval for sustainable urban development work
HRH The Prince of Wales visited Kellogg College at the University of Oxford earlier this week to see work being done to address the challenges of global urbanisation.
Event - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.05.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
18.05.2017
‘most hunted' hot spots
‘most hunted’ hot spots
Caterpillars living near the equator are eight times more likely to be eaten by predators than those living closer to the poles, according to new research published . An international team made the discovery by gluing thousands of dummy caterpillars made of Plasticine on plants at 31 sites along an 11,635 km gradient from the Arctic Circle to southern Australia.
Administration/Government - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.05.2017
Wildlife Trust appoints university academic as Vice-President cementing 50 year old relationship between the two institutions
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county's largest locally-based environmental charity has appointed Dr Rob Lambert from the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Vice-President.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
17.05.2017
New building gets set to accelerate energy research
Work has started on a new building at the University of Nottingham which will be a centre for world-leading energy research in the UK.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
16.05.2017
TLI event highlights the energy consequences of Brexit
The UK referendum decision to leave the European Union has created significant uncertainty for both the UK and EU energy sectors.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Are strict IP policies harming the development of sustainable technologies' In this article for The Conversation , Frank†Tietze†from the Institute for Manufacturing investigates how the open source approach taken by companies such as Tesla may help the economy and the planet.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.05.2017
What can lost underwater lands tell us about climate change?
Underwater lands that were submerged following the last Ice Age could yield vital clues about our current approach to climate change.
Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.05.2017
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
A new process has the potential to enable 720,000 tonnes of biodiesel to be produced each year from spent coffee grounds Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw material for a greener biofuel that would reduce our reliance on diesel from fossil fuels. Purpose-grown feedstocks (used to extract oils) for biodiesels are controversial because of their cost and the demand they place on land and water.
Environment/Sustainable Development
11.05.2017
Pioneering community energy storage project in Nottingham connects its first household battery storage system to the grid
A revolutionary community energy storage project is being commissioned in The Meadows area of Nottingham where the first household battery storage unit has now been installed.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.05.2017
Get outdoors this summer and spot a bee
Researchers at Cardiff University are asking the public to help them find out if the city's green spaces are becoming an oasis for bees.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
09.05.2017
Plans for habitat and wildlife conservation need to consider the risk of Lyme disease
Lyme disease – an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick– is an important emerging disease in the UK, and is increasing in incidence in people in the UK and large parts of Europe and North America. A new study, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, found that some types of conservation action could increase the abundance of ticks, which transmit diseases like Lyme disease.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
05.05.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
04.05.2017
Believe you can stop climate change and you will
If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions – such as turning the thermostat down – then we are more likely to make a difference, according to University of Warwick research Individuals' motivation to prevent climate change is negatively affected by climate change helplessness – belief that climate change is out of our personal control, so our actions will make no difference But those w
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
04.05.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Chemistry
02.05.2017
Slag heaps could help pull carbon from the atmosphere
A Cardiff University scientist has been awarded £300k to lead a project looking into possible global warming intervention strategies using slag heaps. It is estimated that waste material could be used to pull 90 to 155 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere over the next century.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
28.04.2017
Imperial Festival 2017: Behind the scenes of the combustion lab
Imperial Festival 2017: Behind the scenes of the combustion lab
Ahead of his appearance at Imperial Festival, we speak with Dr Guillermo Rein, Imperial's resident fire expert.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.04.2017
Drones that detect early plant disease could save crops
Drones that detect early plant disease could save crops
Researchers are developing drones that could detect plant disease before any visible signs show, allowing farmers to stop infections in their tracks.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
24.04.2017
Clouds' response to pollution clarified with new climate analysis
Clouds’ response to pollution clarified with new climate analysis
How the properties of clouds change in response to local pollution - mainly from coal burning and ship engines - has been more accurately determined. This finding, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , could help scientists to better model what future global temperatures will be with increased greenhouse gas concentrations.
Environment/Sustainable Development
24.04.2017
Wildlife summit gives reasons to be cheerful about conservation
New Zealand's Takahe bird is just one of the endangered species success stories being shared as part of the global Conservation Optimism movement.The viral campaign reminds people of the positive strides being made in the field.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
21.04.2017
Best ways to remove greenhouse gases to be investigated with new £2m grant
Best ways to remove greenhouse gases to be investigated with new £2m grant
An Imperial-led study will focus on how the world can meet climate change targets by removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
Earth day: Imperial event brings together experts to tackle air pollution
Earth day: Imperial event brings together experts to tackle air pollution
Air pollution is a problem of energy, health and climate change, and has implications for people around the world.
Environment/Sustainable Development
21.04.2017
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps
A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Philosophy
21.04.2017
EU project launches '2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
EU project launches ’2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
A wearable technology project is offering up to '2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.04.2017
Opinion: Worthless mining waste could suck CO? out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions
Opinion: Worthless mining waste could suck CO? out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions
Could waste material from mining be used to†trap CO 2† emissions' A new £8.6 million research programme†will investigate the possibilities.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.04.2017
Digital app brings to life one of Scotland’s key prehistoric settlement sites
A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement landscapes. ‌ Led by the University of Glasgow the new digital resource aims to widen public engagement with the ongoing archaeological research in Perthshire. Supported by a grant from Historic Environment Scotland, the SERF Project app was developed in collaboration with the 3DVisLab at the University of Dundee.
Environment/Sustainable Development
20.04.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
20.04.2017
#EarthOptimism: Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk reversing progress
#EarthOptimism: Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk reversing progress
Cambridge conservationists will unite with colleagues across the globe on Earth Day this Saturday to lionise environmental victories and show there is cause for hope - the decisive component in the fight to save disappearing biodiversity.
Environment/Sustainable Development
19.04.2017
Floating plastic pollution from Europe and the US is accumulating in the Arctic
Floating plastic pollution from Europe and the US is accumulating in the Arctic
Plastic waste entering the seas from both sides of the North Atlantic is accumulating in the Arctic Ocean, where it can damage local wildlife.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Careers/Employment
19.04.2017
Oxford Martin School Director appointed to lead UN Development Programme
Oxford Martin School Director Achim Steiner is to take up a pivotal role with the United Nations, leading its drive to eradicate poverty worldwide.
Environment/Sustainable Development
19.04.2017
Marine conservation with the help of citizen scientists
Researchers from the charity Project Seagrass are asking members of the public to help them discover more about secret underwater seagrass meadows.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Careers/Employment
19.04.2017
Oxford Martin School Director to lead UN Development Programme
Oxford Martin School Director Achim Steiner is to take up a pivotal role with the United Nations, leading its drive to eradicate poverty worldwide.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.04.2017
Imperial branches out to develop synthetic biology in East Africa
Imperial branches out to develop synthetic biology in East Africa
Synthetic biology experts from Imperial College London headed to East Africa to help identify where the field could have a life-changing impact.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.04.2017
Careers/Employment - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.04.2017
Dame Julia Slingo announced as new Chair of Cabot Institute External Board
Dame Julia Slingo announced as new Chair of Cabot Institute External Board
Yesterday (April 10), the University of Bristol said a fond farewell to the outgoing Chair of the Cabot Institute External Advisory Board (CIEAB), Sir John Beddington, and warmly welcomed Dame Julia Slingo to the role.
Literature/Linguistics - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.04.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
11.04.2017
Eat wild venison to support native woodland birds, says ecologist
Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at The University of Nottingham. The comments follow the publication of a new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology which suggests that huge deer populations in England are damaging the important natural habitat which many ground-nesting woodland birds require.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Careers/Employment
10.04.2017
The Fracking Debate
While an entire ocean separates the UK from the US, when the issue of fracking arises, the great divide — philosophically speaking — narrows considerably. Concerns about short-term and long-term impacts of horizontal drilling for shale energy are prevalent in both countries. According to a new study by Cardiff University researchers and colleagues, key issues include the risk of water contamination as well as preferences'for renewable energy sources over fossil fuels to meet national energy needs.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.04.2017
Knowledge exchange with a difference
Knowledge exchange with a difference
Two researchers are helping to change the way academics work with the food industry to help feed a growing global population sustainably.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.04.2017
Opinion: The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan faces a huge tsunami risk
Opinion: The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan faces a huge tsunami risk
In recent years, tsunamis have devastated coastal regions. Writing in The Conversation, Camilla Penney,†PhD Candidate in Geophysics at†University of Cambridge, looks at the risks faced by Gulf states and what can be done to mitigate them.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.04.2017
Puffins that stay close to their partner during migration have more chicks
Puffin pairs that follow similar migration routes breed more successfully the following season, a new Oxford University study has found.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.04.2017
Public invited to help tackle antibiotic resistance
Puffin pairs that follow similar migration routes breed more successfully the following season, a new Oxford University study has found.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.04.2017
Opinion: Geologists unveil how Britain first separated from Europe - and it was catastrophic
Opinion: Geologists unveil how Britain first separated from Europe - and it was catastrophic
Brexit won't be the first time Britain has left Europe, says Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at†University of Cambridge writing for The Conversation .†Almost half a million years ago†we experienced a catastrophic separation. As Brexit looms, Earth scientists have uncovered evidence of Britain's original split from mainland Europe.
Environment/Sustainable Development
05.04.2017
Leading electrochemical engineer named Imperial's Engineering Dean
Leading electrochemical engineer named Imperial’s Engineering Dean
Professor Nigel Brandon has been appointed Dean of Imperial College London's Faculty of Engineering.
Chemistry - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.04.2017
Microbes on ice sheets produce bioreactive carbon that is exported to downstream ecosystems
Microbes on ice sheets produce bioreactive carbon that is exported to downstream ecosystems
Glaciers and ice sheets have recently been considered significant sources of organic carbon and provide nutrients to downstream marine ecosystems.
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