Now's the time to rethink your relationship with nature

If all of humanity was wiped out tomorrow, it's estimated that the natural world would take at least five million years to recover from the damage humans have done to the world.

Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~6 min

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How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

The most eco-friendly way to cook your meals revealed.

Sarah Bridle, Professor in the Physics Department, University of Manchester • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Prehistoric communities off the coast of Britain embraced rising seas – what this means for today's island nations

New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.

Robert Barnett, Lecturer in Geography, University of Exeter • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~24 min

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Encouraging walking and cycling isn't hard – here are three tried and tested methods

Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.

Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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Underwater forests draw down carbon too – why do we ignore coastal habitats?

Is the UK government missing the wood for the trees?

Nick Atkinson, Associate Fellow, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology • conversation
Oct. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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A radical nature-based agenda would help society overcome the psychological effects of coronavirus

Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.

Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~8 min

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Four reasons why restoring nature is the most important endeavour of our time

We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.

Jake M. Robinson, Ecologist and PhD Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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The world is designed for men – but smart energy systems don't have to be

Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.

Charlotte Johnson, Senior Researcher in urban communities and resources, UCL • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Climate crisis: news outlets still giving a platform to dangerous and outdated views

Journalists are better at covering the climate crisis but there's still room for improvement.

Sharon Coen, Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology, University of Salford • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Extinction Rebellion: why disavowing politics is a dead end for climate action

Extinction Rebellion's 'apolitical' stance deprives it of allies, and leaves the movement vulnerable to co-option.

Heather Alberro, Associate Lecturer in Political Ecology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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