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Environment - 05.07.2022
Opinion: How reindeer eyes transform in winter to give them twilight vision
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Dr Robert Fosbury (UCL Ophthalmology) describes his research on reindeer eyes and how they change colour to give them better vision in the long dark winters around the Arctic Circle.

Environment - Innovation - 29.06.2022
Opinion: Even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth's species
Opinion: Even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth’s species
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Alex Pigot (UCL Biosciences) and his team at the University of Cape Town warn that if Earth warms more than 2 degrees C, even temporarily, much of the damage to Earth's endangered species will be irreversible and biodiversity will seriously suffer.

Environment - Innovation - 28.06.2022
Spin-out company aiming to replace harmful plastic microbeads receives £1.3M investment
Spin-out company aiming to replace harmful plastic microbeads receives £1.3M investment
Sustainable cellulose start-up Naturbeads is poised to scale up. Naturbeads , a company set up by University of Bath researchers that aims to replace plastic microbeads with sustainable alternatives,

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2022

Environment - 23.06.2022
Manchester academics selected in Top 50 Women in Engineering
Two University of Manchester engineers, Professors Caroline Jay and Aline Miller, have been honoured with inclusion in the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) for their stellar contributions and impact in engineering.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.06.2022

Physics - Environment - 15.06.2022
Five Oxford researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships
Five Oxford researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships
UKRI has announced its latest round of Future Leaders Fellowships, including five Oxford recipients.

Environment - Economics / Business - 14.06.2022
New report on local energy systems across UK
A report on local energy systems across the UK, by Maria Sharmina and Tyndall Centre colleagues, has been published by the EnergyREV research consortium.

Health - Environment - 27.05.2022
Opinion: AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over
Opinion: AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Patty Kostkova (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) and her colleagues describe how artificial Intelligence can be harnessed to better understand the interconnectedness of nature in order to protect it and us from future diseases.

Event - Environment - 26.05.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 26.05.2022
Edible insects and plant-based proteins to be the subject of classroom debates
Edible insects and plant-based alternatives to meat will be discussed with children as part of new research. The project, led by academics at Cardiff University and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), aims to find out children's attitudes to environmental issues and how this translates into views on the food they eat.

Environment - Social Sciences - 25.05.2022
New international partnership puts communities and smart grids at the heart of net zero
New international partnership puts communities and smart grids at the heart of net zero
First introduced at COP26, the International Community for Local Smart Grids (ICLSG) will undertake ground-breaking research that will be informed by the learnings and expertise of the partners.

Environment - Politics - 25.05.2022
How inequality is fuelling climate change
How inequality is fuelling climate change
Inequality is linked to more greenhouse gas emissions and tackling inequality is an integral part of combatting climate change, argues a new study by researchers at UCL and Salem State University, Massachusetts. The research, published today in the peer-reviewed journal One Earth , identifies multiple pathways by which inequality leads to more emissions, bringing together evidence from different fields.

Environment - 20.05.2022
New SCI report: Incorporating Food into Manchester’s Climate Change Response
Dr Jo Mylan and Dr Filippo Oncini have co-published a new report 'Transforming Food Provision through Sustainable Innovation' with Usman Aziz (Manchester Climate Change Agency), Dr Adrian Morley (Man

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.05.2022
Enabling Smart Water Communities: SCI researcher win funding in Ofwat Breakthrough Challenge
Ali Browne and her collaborators Claire Hoolohan, Tom Hargreaves and Vittoria Danino are one of the winnings research groups awarded funding for the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge 2 for their project 'Enabling Smart Water Communities' The researchers have identified that significant challenges to customers, communities and the environment from frequent flood events remain, which lead to sustained droughts and negatively impact water quality.

Environment - 20.05.2022
Opinion: Climate change - the IPCC has served its purpose, so do we still need it?
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Ilan Kelman (UCL Risk & Disaster Reduction) argues that the UN's International Panel on Climate Change needs to engage more with science policy and policy makers to remain relevant.

Environment - 12.05.2022
REF recognises GDI as the best place to do Development Studies research in the UK
The Global Development Institute is delighted that both the quality and impact of its research has been confirmed in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Environment - 12.05.2022
University of Glasgow recognised for world-leading research and impact
The University of Glasgow has been recognised for its world-leading research and the positive impact it has on society, by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results highlight Glasgow's position as a world-changing university which produces research of global and national importance. The submission also highlighted Glasgow's commitment to making a difference beyond academia.

Environment - Health - 12.05.2022
REF 2021 - Research that matters
90% of research at Cardiff University is officially world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest independent assessment of research quality across UK higher education institutions.

Environment - Music - 09.05.2022
Music fans care more about climate change and want the music industry to do extra on the issue
Music fans are most likely to care about climate change and place a higher priority on tackling the crisis than non-music fans, a new report published today revealed.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.05.2022
European farmland could be biggest global reservoir of microplastics
Farmlands across Europe are potentially the biggest global reservoir of microplastics due to the high concentrations found in fertilisers derived from sewage sludge, new research has shown. Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Manchester estimate that between 31,000 and 42,000 tonnes of microplastics (or 86 - 710 trillion microplastic particles) are applied to European soils annually, mirroring the concentration of microplastics found in ocean surface waters.

Economics / Business - Environment - 05.05.2022

Art and Design - Environment - 05.05.2022
Glasgow Science Festival makes a splash with programme launch
The Glasgow Science Festival is setting out to make a splash as it returns with an expanded programme of in-person events in June under the theme of 'Glasgow's Making Waves'.

Environment - 27.04.2022
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