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Human activity has degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a much greater extent than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.
There may be more power in the hand of the worker than previously thought
Employers who disproportionately punish striking workers may be acting unlawfully, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Satisfaction with working from home is distinct from job satisfaction, new study shows
New research reveals that influences on the job satisfaction of homeworkers are no different from those normally associated with it; but influences on their...
Indian women in agriculture lack skills training and opportunities
Young rural women in India are increasingly working in agriculture, but new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and RV University Bengaluru shows...
‘Turning a blind eye’ a typical response to threatening managerial controls
Employees who perceive managerial controls to be restrictive and punitive will develop dysfunctional and negative responses work, according to a new study...
Heat or eat? Prepayment users consume less fruit and vegetables, study finds
Why care home staff should get their flu jabs this winter
Care home staff should be strongly encouraged to take up the flu vaccine this winter – according to experts at the University of East Anglia.
New film highlights the issues facing inshore fishing communities
A new film produced by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the “crisis” facing fishing communities in the UK.
Millions missing out on their share of the $424 billion aquatic food industry
Social, economic and political barriers are preventing millions of people from benefiting from the world’s fastest-growing food-producing sector, a new study...
Collective effort needed to help children thrive following exposure to online risks
Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to “thrive online”, according to new research led by...
Report calls for Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge to be included in climate policy
A new report highlights how recognising Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge systems could do more to address climate change.
How the sounds we hear help us predict how things feel
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important discovery about the way our brains process the sensations of sound and touch.
Indigenous youth film project turns the lens on nutrition and food security
A unique initiative is helping Indigenous people in India exchange knowledge about locally available foods to improve dietary diversity – part of the UN...
Gender pay gap linked to unpaid chores in childhood
Young women and girls' time spent in unpaid household work contributes to the gender pay gap, according to new research from the Universities of East Anglia...
Natural selection may be making society more unequal
Contemporary humans are still evolving, but natural selection favours those with lower earnings and poorer education - according to research from the University...
£1 million UEA project to support deaf children
Researchers at UEA are launching a £1 million project to understand how to best support language development for deaf children born to hearing parents.
Loss of nature is pushing nations toward sovereign credit downgrades and ‘bankruptcy’
The world's first biodiversity-adjusted sovereign credit ratings show how ecological destruction affects public finances – driving downgrades, debt crises and...
Babies and over 65s needed for UEA psychology research
From the very young to the somewhat older, psychology researchers at UEA are looking for participants to help with two studies.