On this weeks show: an interview with the I, Science co-editor; the Imperial Late Greenovate Festival; the Purple Earth Hypothesis; and the conservation efforts paradox.
Why is palm oil production so unsustainable, and who’s to blame?
Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiment, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you. First come, first seated. Public health nutritionist Alan Dangour makes connections between the […]
Wooden skyscrapers and high-rise city farms? Not as crazy an idea as you think – we look at architects predictions for the cities of the future
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 […]
In the second part of our series on green cities, we make the case for keeping wildlife at the forefront of our sustainability efforts.
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
A recent study caused some confusion concerning the sustainability of vegetarianism. So what did the study actually conclude?
Five researchers go all out to persuade the audience their project is the one worth funding …
Themes from the last fortnight have been big data, divestment from fossil fuels and high air pollution …
Human population continues to grow, but how long can we survive with our limited resources? …
The earliest ever Earth Overshoot Day this year seemed to pass without much notice …
Food security is a pressing issue with over 1 billion people today suffering from Chronic hunger. But the technology and techniques are being developed to combat it …
Urgent action needs to be taken to reduce the amount of waste in landfill. Tom Bragg takes a look at the ethical reasons for waste reduction …
Hello all and welcome to the inauguration of Sea Snacks, my blog about marine biology and the science of the seas! I’m starting with what will, unless I forget, become a regular feature: a weekly news roundup. I’ll be covering whatever’s oceanic, scientific and new each week with this fixture. First comes a story about […]
In many ways, the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Brazil last June was a flop. After 3 days of debate, the 50,000 participants – including some 500 scientists and more than 100 heads of state – approved a final document: The Future We Want. Although this document was an international recognition of the need for […]
Enjoying that cup of coffee? That’ll be 21g of CO2 emissions, please. The sandwich is 40g, the crisps 15g, and the banana 80g. And while 3g for flushing the toilet is thankfully a bargain, washing and drying your hands will cost another 35g. How do I know this? My phone told me. And if David […]
It is quite fashionable these days to be seen to care for the environment. Celebrities, corporations, even the Conservative party are all keen to emphasise their green credentials. Most of the time, however, their efforts are all but tokenistic – perhaps taking a few less private jets a year. Their efforts are put to shame […]