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News from 2015

  • 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.

  • 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