Posts for Environment

Motorists – be deer aware

Drivers are being warned to look out for deer roaming on to roads and posing risks to road users. The warning comes with more deer on the move during the […]

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The ocean’s plastic problem is closer to home than scientists first thought

Brian Yurasits/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Ted Henry, Heriot-Watt University You’re probably used to hearing that the ocean is full of plastic, but scientists are puzzled by a rather different problem – […]

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Climate change is too middle class – here’s how to fix that

Danny Lawson/PA Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow Researchers working in the field of climate change communications have, for many years, been confronted with the same puzzle: why, when there is […]

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The rise of slow fashion …

New sustainability research from Thought reveals UK shoppers will buy 28 items of clothing on average this year, but will only wear just over half (57%), with 12 of the garments […]

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Badger cull extends to ‘unimaginable scale’

Natural England has today published licences for areas that will undertake badger control operations within the ‘High Risk’ and ‘Edge’ areas of England this autumn. 64,000 badgers are likely to […]

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To save honey bees we need to design them new hives

Aleksandr Gavrilychev/Shutterstock Derek Mitchell, University of Leeds Honey bees are under extreme pressure. The number of honey bee colonies in the US has been declining at an average rate of […]

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Amazon fires explained: what are they, why are they so damaging, and how can we stop them?

Adam Ronan, Author provided Jos Barlow, Lancaster University and Alexander C. Lees, Manchester Metropolitan University Imagine a rainforest at dawn – the tall canopy laden with dripping ferns and orchids, […]

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Designing new ways to make use of ocean plastic

Even remote beaches are often strewn with plastic debris. Susan White/USFWS, CC BY Ian Lambert, Edinburgh Napier University Beachcombing has long been a part of life for island communities. On […]

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Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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