Round up of this weeks news: Extinction Rebellion demonstration on London bridges over concern for climate crisis; “flushable” wet wipes are not actually flushable; and kilogram now defined in terms of electric current.
Round-up of this week’s news: spinal cord implants used to treat paralysis; children’s climate lawsuit to progress; and scientist to feature on new £50 note.
On this weeks show: the IGCC report on climate change; Dr Strickland’s rejected Wikipedia page; peer review gone wrong; and rewilding projects in Scotland. Join us for some lighthearted conversations about science.
Just what caused us to fall back into the bitter cold of midwinter when spring was meant to be on the horizon?
Much to dismay of world-leading scientists, environmentalists, and politicians alike, President Trump has frequently branded climate change as “fake news” during his campaign.
Can a website encouraging public discussion on energy help save us all from the perils of a warming climate?
Several American medical societies are working together to educate the public on the health risks of climate change
A recent study suggests a unique solution to ‘re-stocking’ arctic sea ice being destroyed by increasing global temperatures
Authors Adam Corner and Jamie Clarke suggest a fresh approach to engaging the public in to taking action against climate change.
A farmer can remember what has happened last year and the year before, and can prepare accordingly. But what about plants? How can they pass on their experience to their offspring?
The global climate is changing and many species are responding by shifting their distributions to track climate changes. Thus species are expanding northwards as new areas become suitable, but disappearing from other locations that become too hot and dry. The fascination of the general public for recording animals and plants in Britain has provided a […]
Last year, Greenpeace revealed that scientists were receiving money from fossil fuel companies to cast doubt on climate change. Is your research for sale, too?
Have we done enough to help our planet? Discover what we could be doing for the future in order to; become more sustainable, to be less dependent on Earth’s natural resources and to generally do better. Come and visit I, Science at Sew-lar and the City, investigate the future of solar energy in our cities whilst utilising your sewing […]
Find out what happened when we spent a day with the orchids ‘visiteering’ at the Natural History Museum.
Claire Carter a PhD student at SPRU, University of Sussex and member of the Sussex Energy Group last year completed a research scholarship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The research output “Future of Natural Gas in the UK” POSTnote was published in November 2015. This briefing considers potential future pathways for the […]
How do we shift from a three to One Planet Living across the UK, in a way that is inclusive and creates sustainable prosperity for all? What will this look like and how can we achieve it? Must we divest just from fossil fuel reserves that we can’t afford to burn or from the much wider linear […]
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water in London and elsewhere, but the legacy of the UK’s industrial revolution includes contamination at an extreme and increasingly widely-realised scale. Drawing on research in the English Midlands, the lecture will explore how mining, metal-based manufacturing, and the oil industry have produced an environmental conundrum that is […]
In the first part of our series on green spaces, we look at how the world’s megacities are getting ahead in the sustainability game.
Three cities that are doing their best to halt climate change
We interviewed UK politicians, environment advocates and students who attended the Imperial College Climate Symposium last month.
Samuel Lickiss reviews an unsettling exploration of science and history in our oceans’ mysterious depths.
There is a strong conjecture that climate change and world population numbers are linked. Population growth is driven by poverty and personal incomes are linked to energy poverty. Abundant quantities of clean affordable energy accessible by all nations, particularly those still developing, would bring about a transformation in society at the global scale. Could such an energy […]
Emma Brown looks at how new genetic research on the mysterious and fragile world of the American eel might help conservation projects
Iona Twaddell compares the major environmental issue of the 1980s with climate change and asks if there are lessons to learn
Emma Brown finds that mountains may not be the shapes we thought they were – when considering wildlife habitat – and this may be good news
Anna Ikarashi on how agriculture today will make it harder for future generations to feed themselves
It’s IVF, Jim, but…. Mary Hagedorn is preserving coral biodiversity with giant condoms
London in turmoil in 2050: Kate Whittington and Connie Orbach review New Atlantis
As New Atlantis, the new immersive theatre experience gets ready to launch, Connie Orbach and Neil Stoker interview creative Producer Andy Franzkowiak about working with scientists, and engaging people at a deeper level with important scientific issues.
Kat Austen, chemist-turned-artist,tells us why she’s drowning little people in her bath in a new science-based immersive theatre experience