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  • 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.

  • Gail Whiteman and Christiana Figueres at Arctic Basecamp Davos Jan 2017

    3 years to safeguard the climate

    Lancaster’s Professor Gail Whiteman joins a coalition of scientists and world leaders to issue a six-point plan ahead of next month’s G20 summit.

  • Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals

    Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5–30 years, depending on emissions scenarios.

  • Safe water hope for slum dwellers

    Attempts to deliver safe water to people living in some of the world’s poorest slums are falling at the final hurdle, according to research led by Lancaster.

  • Environmental leakage

    Research reveals hidden harm of local solutions to environmental problems

  • Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ to Glastonbury

    Ecologists from Lancaster University are preparing to introduce the world to ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock ‘n Roll’ at Glastonbury this year as part of their mission to bring science to the community

  • Visit us

    Get a taste of life as a masters or undergraduate student at the Lancaster Environment Centre on one of our July open days - book now

  • Teaching leadership recognised

    Lancaster Environment Centre academics gain recognition as Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy

  • Prizewinning PhD researcher

    A football themed presentation into how long arable soils will last in the UK wins an early career researcher a top prize from the British Society of Soil Science