Invasive species: biggest threat may be the most uncertain – disease

The reality TV show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.

Amy Burgess, PhD Candidate in Invasion Biology, Teesside University • conversation
Nov. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Can you unintentionally bully someone? Here's the science

Just because someone doesn't have a calculated agenda of bullying another person, they can still, perhaps subconsciously, intend to harm them in isolated and emotional moments.

Geoff Beattie, Professor of Psychology, Edge Hill University • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Nuclear power: what the 'green industrial revolution' means for the next three waves of reactors

Good news for large, small and advanced nuclear reactors.

William Bodel, Research Associate in Nuclear Energy, University of Manchester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Green targets: Do governments meet them?

As the UK government unveils new environmental targets, what about the previous ones?

Nov. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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UK government expands its 'Blue Belt' of protected ocean – but something's fishy

The Blue Belt is a network of marine protected areas 17 times larger than the UK.

Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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UK climate plan: What do the terms mean?

Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Extra £40m for green spaces in England, Boris Johnson pledges

Funding will support thousands of jobs, as part of a green recovery from Covid, the government says.

Nov. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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COVID-19 vaccine: how the 'mum test' can help ensure take-up

Personal stories work better than statistics when it comes to converting sceptics.

David Comerford, Senior Lecturer of Behavioural Science, University of Stirling • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK

The firm says the project will create 6,000 new jobs in the Midlands and the North of England

Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Climate change: Why the UK's carbon-free future will need rules

Tackling climate change will need action right across society and the economy - with a host of new incentives.

Nov. 8, 2020 ~8 min

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