Category archive: Environment

Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.

Weddell Sea Expedition: ice runways, coring, penguins and more…

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world. The Loughborough University academic has joined more than 30 international scientists from different scientific fields and renowned […]

The questions we need to be asking ourselves about ethical gift giving in 2019

It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves. Many people will have made resolutions earlier this month such as ‘eat more healthily’, ‘incorporate more exercise into daily routines’, or ‘take up new and exciting opportunities’. It will also […]

The horrors lurking in our “natural” foods

We live in an age where we’re all hyper-aware of what we should and shouldn’t eat, what’s good for us and what’s not, but when it comes down to it, do you actually know what’s in your ‘natural foods’?  Dr Mhairi Morris, a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, found her research into diet and […]

The carbon bootprint: Can we make football greener?

Football seems to be a low-impact past time in terms of the environment but Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London and environmental writer Professor Toby Miller reveals that the beautiful game is beginning to build up a huge carbon footprint…