Supermarket prices for palm oil will likely rise in the UK as leading consumer products companies commit to sourcing the ingredient from sustainable farms. This follows research from ENV and the University of Vermont, which showed that supermarkets can help endangered animals by increasing the price of products containing palm oil and putting the money into conservation. Read more here .
Fossil fuel companies should be made to invest as much in carbon storage as they do in exploring for new coal, oil and gas reserves, according to Prof Corinne Le Quéré (ENV) and academics from Oxford University. Read more here .
A new study by ENV, led by former UEA PhD student Dr Maíra Benchimol, reveals the effects of the major Amazonian Balbina Dam on tropical rainforest biodiversity. Prof Carlos Peres (ENV) quoted. Further information here.
A new study from Prof Ian Renfrew (ENV), in collaboration with the Universities of Toronto and Bergen, shows that retreating sea ice may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean, and this could affect the climate in Europe. Read more here
Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil could help save endangered species – according to University of East Anglia (UEA) research. Read this full article
Some near-extinct species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Read this full article
The UEA has formed a Working Group to consider Student Representation across the Schools on committees such as the ENV Undergraduate Affairs and the Postgraduate Taught Affairs Committees. A revised UEA Code of Practice for Student Representation has been drafted and has been made available for review by students and staff at: Draft UEA Code of Practice for Student Representation and Cover Sheet The Working Group will meet to finalise the Code of Practice mid-June 2015 and...
Demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening protected parts of Southeast Asia - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Read this full press release
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