Category Archive: Conservation

Carbon capture: recovering the riches that go up in smoke

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By Adam Smith With UN climate talks taking place in New York in September, the issues of climate change and energy security were thrust right to the forefront of global concern. World leaders… Continue reading

Worse things happen at sea

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By Adam Smith Climate scientists are in wide agreement that climate change is the most imminent and serious environmental problem we face today. The unrestricted emission of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, from… Continue reading

The Fish Fight is far from finished

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By Lauren Hoskin In December last year, it seemed as though sustainability was at the top of the agenda. The Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, claimed: “The ban on discards – the shameful practice… Continue reading

Into the World

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By Lauren Hoskin This week’s blog post is somewhat different from usual. As part of a group project on my Master’s with the wonderful Ellie Pinney and Anouchka Jacquier, I recently produced the… Continue reading

Water clever way to grow vegetables!

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By Lauren Hoskin A new form of farming could soon be making its way to our cities. This farming technique requires little fertiliser, few pesticides and not a single field. This is the… Continue reading

Fracking under high pressure

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By Lauren Hoskin A report published last week by Public Health England stated that fracking poses little risk to public health, so long as the process is properly practiced and regulated. The report… Continue reading

Stopping the Cereal Killer

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By Anna Tiley With the world’s population predicted to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, serious concerns are being raised about future food availability. A big challenge will be to produce sufficient food… Continue reading

Can banning neonicotinoids bee the solution?

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By Lauren Hoskin Just last week, the European Commission put a two-year ban on the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used pesticide group in the world. From December, farmers will be unable… Continue reading