Current and forthcoming news and events from with Environmental Sciences

In the News: UEA climate expert calls for more renewable energy use (BBC Look East, 14/04/2014)

BBC Look East, 14/04/2014 Dr Konstantinos Chalvatzis (NBS) interviewed on investment into renewable energy  The article: UEA climate expert calls for more renewable energy use  

In the News: Report issues warning over greenhouse gases (MSN News (Web), 14/04/2014)

MSN News (Web), 14/04/2014 The negative effects of climate change are already happening with its effects already being felt across the globe, according to a new report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr Charlie Wilson (ENV) quoted.  The Article: Report issues warning over greenhouse gases  

UEA students on a trip to textile recycling centre, as a part of ‘Don’t throw them away’ campaign

Environmental science students visited one of the UK’s largest textile recycling operators as part of Norfolk County Council’s ‘Don’t Throw Them Away’ campaign to reuse and recycle textiles rather than sending them to landfill.  The trip to recycling company LMB in London was designed to give the students a detailed insight into the processes involved in textile recycling.  LMB collects up to 200 tonnes of textiles from points around the UK every day for processing at its...

ENV Participation in published paper 'Accounting for the Impact of Conservation on Human Well-Being'

ENV Researcher Matthew Agarwala has co-authored a paper lead by Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland (Imperial College London) and her group from the Valuing Nature Network Wellbeing project  . The paper, entitled 'Accounting for the Impact of Conservation on Human Well-Being' , published in the journal Conservation Biology , investigates how conservation and changes to ecosystems impact human well-being. External and policy driven ecosystem service changes affect human well-being in...

Congratulations to Dan Holley on the online publication of an Open Access paper arising from his 2013 ENV undergraduate dissertation

Congratulations to Dan Holley on the online publication of an Open Access paper arising from his 2013 ENV undergraduate dissertation.  Colour page charges were supported through an RMetS bursary to Dan Holley, D.M., Dorling, S.R., Steele, C.J. and Earl, N. (2014) A climatology of convective available potential energy in Great Britain . International Journal of Climatology. ( DOI: 10.1002/joc.3976)  

Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimates for the first time the global effects of extreme temperatures and elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the production of maize, wheat and soybean. Earlier studies have found that climate change is projected to reduce maize yields globally by the end of the century under a 'business as usual' scenario for future emissions of greenhouse gases. However, this new study shows that the inclusion of the...

Congratulations to Tim Robinson (ENV Year 4 student)

Congratulations to Tim Robinson (ENV Year 4) on recent industry recognition for his Final Year Dissertation project in winning the CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) Dr Jenkins Best Technical Paper at a meeting in Birmingham on 13 February.  The title of Tim’s dissertation Aerobic biological treatability studies on landfill leachate using nitrification and denitrification, and largely completed during Tim’s Year-in-Industry working for SKM Enviros,...

Environmental Governance and Community Energy

Community energy’s prospects for future growth and development was the subject of an invited lecture by Gill Seyfang (3S, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA), at Wageningen University’s Environmental Policy Group in the Netherlands. Community energy is a diverse grassroots-led sector including both demand- and supply-side initiatives for sustainable energy such as community-owned renewable energy generation, village hall refurbishments, behaviour change initiatives and energy...

CEEC Rebellion on 3rd and 4th or March 2014

CEEC REBELLION The 14th annual CEEC Rebellion Conference will take place on the 3rd & 4th of March in the Zicer Seminar Room (2.03) .    The conference will present contemporary research in ecology, evolution and conservation, with talks presented by research students and post doctoral researchers from within BIO and ENV.    Plenary speeches will be given by Dr. Martin Taylor (UEA, BIO) and Dr. Doug Yu (UEA, BIO), as well as visiting guest...

Making Energy Public Seminar on 3 April 2014

The ENV Science, Society and Sustainablility (3S) group will be hosting a seminar entitled 'Making Energy Publics' in partnership with the Open University's publics then now and beyond network, at UEA London on 3 April 2014. Places are limited so if you would like to register for the event, which is free to attend, go to  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-energy-publics-tickets-10486209535 .  
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