Latest Blogs

  • Alona Armstrong

    Tales from Westminster: a month in the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’

    Energy Lancaster fellow Alona Armstrong got an inside view of policy development when she spent a month working with the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

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    Total flood defence is a myth

    Professor Keith Beven puts today’s floods into their historical context and argues that perhaps the problem is not so much poor flood defences but the fact we have so many people now living in flood plains. 

  • Miriam Hooson blog

    Not just about birds

    BA Geography student Miriam Hooson took time out from her studies to gain hands on experience, spending six months working and living on two RSPB reserves as part of their residential internship scheme. 

  • ‘In case of emergency press here’

    Dr Nils Markusson examines the “emergency” argument for creating large scale climate altering technologies to reverse the impact of climate change and finds it wanting. 

  • Can local food feed the world?

    Dr Beccy Whittle takes a fresh and provocative look at food security, asking whether small scale, locally produced food can help feed the planet’s growing population.

  • James Lester American Dream

    Studying and partying in Oregon

    In the second of two blogs about studying abroad, geography student James Lester gives his take on the ‘American dream’

  • Laurence hawker, grand canyon masthead

    A Brit in Boulder

    In the first of two blogs about studying abroad, Lancaster geography student Laurence Hawker compares a British and American university education.  

  • Jaguar with infrared camera masthead

    The Green Ocean

    PhD student Amy Valach, recently returned from her first visit to the tropics, describes a research project which is measuring trace gas emissions from pristine forest and her first encounters with Amazonian wildlife. 

  • De-icer treatment trials take-off at Manchester Airport

    PhD student Andy Freeman explains how a new de-icer treatment system could provide the solution to one of the most challenging environmental issues facing modern day airports.

  • 500 million year field trip

    Dr Jacqueline Owen accompanied new undergraduates on their first field trip where they discovered a Britain with the climate of Barbados.