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  • Armyworm biopesticide moves closer

    Researchers win funding to push forward the production of a cheap, effective and locally-produced biopesticide to combat one of Africa’s major crop pests

  • Climate change and nutrient run-off

    Dramatic changes will be needed in agricultural practices to offset increases in phosphorus losses due to climate change, researchers warn in a new study. 

  • Cities threaten rainforest wildlife

    Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research

  • Studying butterflies in the field

    A double prizewinning graduate shows how changing habitat management could help reverse the decline of some of the UK’s signature butterflies

  • Sustainable water use in Africa

    Lancaster University leads a ground-breaking project working with African researchers and entrepreneurs to address the urgent need for safe, sustainable water use in Africa

  • Congratulations to our graduates!

    A record 89% of Lancaster Environment Centre undergraduates achieved a higher grade degree this year

  • A false promise?

    Does the ‘promise’ of Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies that capture carbon from the atmosphere undermine our efforts to cut production of greenhouse gases?

  • African Eco-innovation Centre launch

    New Centre for Global Eco-innovation offers a “university based Silicon Valley model” to facilitate collaboration between academia and industry in West Africa

  • Remote Amazonian cities more vulnerable to climate change

    Amazonians living in remote cities are more vulnerable to flooding and droughts than more accessible centres, researchers at Lancaster University have discovered.

  • Coffee power

    A Lancaster University student’s masters’ dissertation offers new commercial possibilities for turning waste coffee grounds into biofuel.