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Latest Blogs

  • University collaboration illuminates the future of farming

    Phoebe Sutton explains how her commercially-led PhD with May Barn Consultancy, co-founders of the largest plant factory in the UK, will help address hidden hunger and promote green growth.

  • Whose green? Chololo Ecovillage and ‘the secret formula of development’

    Margherita Lala spent ten months living in Chololo Ecovillage in Tanzania exploring how this acclaimed experiment in climate adaptation is working for the people who live there.

  • Supporting early career soil scientists

    PhD researcher Dan Evans explains the opportunities offered by the British Society of Soil Science to early career researchers in this critical field.

  • A year in the land of ice and fire

    Earth and Environmental Science student Dan Manns loved the chilled out people, and the easy access to volcanoes and glaciers, during a year spent studying abroad in Iceland

  • Minibeasts, lava flows and Minecraft at the Lancashire Science Festival

    Dr Laura Hobbs and her colleagues, from Lancaster University’s Science Hunters outreach project, spent three days helping 400 children explore the science of tiny invertebrates and erupting volcanoes using the computer game Minecraft.

  • The land of fire and ice - an Iceland field course

    Final year Geography student Josh Fryer learns about the ways in which fire and ice have changed the landscape of Iceland on a field course to southern Iceland.

  • Discovering the age of the Nile

    At nearly 7000 kms long, the Nile is the longest river in the world, but when did it first start to flow? Dr Yani Najman explains how she and her colleagues found the answer.

  • 2050 Travel Week - what’s the future of sustainable travel?

    How big is the sustainability challenge that lies ahead for travel, and what does this mean for the way we live and work? Our sustainability team at the Lancaster Environment Centre tried out to find out.

  • Building a mountain with tiny grains… of wheat

    Plant physiologist Ivan Jauregui recently had his view of wheat radically changed by a research visit to the Physiology Group of CIMMYT in Mexico, where they are working to improve the productivity of this staple crop.

  • How does topography grow?

    Geologist Dr Yani Najman explains how she travelled with researcher Dr Gwladys Govin to the remote kingdom of Bhutan to solve a Himalayan mystery - how the Shillong Plateau was formed