Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Most people don’t want to be billionaires – and this is good for the...

A new study questions the long-held economic belief that humans are all motivated to want more and more, which could be important for sustainability...

Soil quality key to increasing crop production and resilience to climate change, research says

High-quality cropland soils limit losses in response to warmer climates and support higher yields, according to new research. The international team of experts, including Professor...

European Commission unveils new approach for trade agreements to promote ‘green and just growth’

On 22 June, the European Commission unveiled a new plan to enhance the contribution of EU trade agreements in protecting the climate, environment and...

Over half of UK SMEs have invested in sustainability in the last year, research...

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) invested an average of £61,250 on their own sustainability during the last 12 months, new research from Aldermore...

Climate change poses a ‘serious health risk’ to the most vulnerable in Wales, Chief...

An increase in unusual weather events, such as extreme heat, cold and flood events, is likely to disproportionately affect the most vulnerable living in...

Study to investigate ‘invisible’ women in supply chains receives funding

An academic at the University of Nottingham has been awarded almost £1.3 million to investigate the specific threats posed to female garment workers in...

Study explores if cooking with sound could produce more environmentally-friendly jam and cream

A Loughborough University engineer is exploring a novel solution they hope will use less energy, retain more nutrients, and create longer-life products – and...

European Directive seeks to improve gender balance on corporate boards

The European Commission has welcomed a political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Directive on improving the gender balance...

UK’s first ever study to examine the effects of climate change on sleep

For the first time, academics from Loughborough University will investigate how higher night-time temperatures, caused by climate change, affect people’s sleep quality in their...

The way public bodies measure and report greenhouse gas emissions varies significantly, NAO says

Government has made progress reducing its greenhouse gas emissions but the way public bodies measure and report this varies significantly, according to the National...