• Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’
    December 13, 2017

    A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. Read more at BBC.co.uk

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  • Pesticide dust danger in Pakistan
    December 6, 2017

    Residents and workers in a major Pakistan city are exposed to harmful levels of pesticides, new research reveals. Scientists from Pakistan’s F Quaid-i-Azam University and Lancaster University have evaluated the organophosphate pesticide concentration in dust from farms and also from pesticide manufacturing plants in the megacity of Lahore.

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  • Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’
    December 5, 2017

    Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Read more at BBC.co.uk    

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  • NIAB EMR appoints new research leader in technology development
    December 1, 2017

    UK horticultural crop research organisation NIAB EMR has appointed Dr Matt Clark to its technology development programme. Dr Clark brings a wealth of experience to his new role at NIAB EMR, including advancing the use of low-cost sequencing and genotyping in crop systems. He has also pioneered the use of nanopore sequencing technologies together with… Read more »

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  • Royal accolade for ground-breaking environmental science
    November 30, 2017

    Half a century of ground-breaking environmental science at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been recognised by the Queen today. The School of Environmental Sciences will be awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is the UK’s most prestigious higher education award, given to those who can demonstrate outstanding work at… Read more »

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  • Finding the fun in sustainability
    November 28, 2017

    The highest daily rainfall in 50 years didn’t stop members of the Lancaster Environment Centre’s new Sustainability Group putting their principles into practice The launch of the Group, which aims to support staff and students at the Lancaster Environment Centre to put sustainability into action, started indoors with presentations about the environmental and social impact… Read more »

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