May 2019

  • Climate Emergency Debate at University of Exeter

Climate emergency debated at University of Exeter

By |2019-05-24T15:01:30+01:00May 24th, 2019|Climate Change|

Hundreds of people gathered to discuss climate and environmental issues at the University of Exeter last night (Thursday). Following the university’s declaration of an environment and climate emergency this week, researchers, activists, local politicians and the public debated what actions should be taken. A packed auditorium at the university’s Streatham Campus in Exeter – connected [...]

The National Grid’s coal-free week

By |2019-05-09T11:49:13+01:00May 9th, 2019|Climate Change|

It's been an historic week for the energy sector. The National Grid confirmed on Wednesday (8th May 2019) that Britain was coal-free for an entire week: the first time since the industrial revolution. Fintan Slye, Director of @ng_eso - "As more and more renewables come onto our energy system, coal-free runs like this are going [...]

  • Banana leaf disease

Banana disease boosted by climate change

By |2019-05-17T15:22:44+01:00May 8th, 2019|Climate Change|

Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. Black Sigatoka disease emerged from Asia in the late 20th Century and has recently completed its invasion of banana-growing areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new study, by the University of Exeter, says changes to moisture [...]

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QE Students Lobby the Shipping Industry on Climate Change

By |2019-05-17T15:22:57+01:00May 7th, 2019|Climate Change, Protests|

Paper Boats sent to IMO Meeting in London to Protest Impact of Shipping Industry on Environment QE Students have found a creative way to call for change in the shipping industry to reduce its impact on Climate Change by sending over 1000 paper boats, with personal messages of protest, to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) [...]