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Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance

17th Jun 2021

Researchers have made progress towards a G7 commitment to establish safe standards for the release of antimicrobials into the environment, by developing a new framework...

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Marine, University News

Public concern on human health impact of plastic pollution

17th Jun 2021

The impact of marine plastic pollution on human health tops a list of health-related concerns over marine threats in a large scale survey which could...

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Biodiversity, University News

Drone footage reveals social secrets of killer whales

16th Jun 2021

Killer whales have complex social structures including close “friendships”, according to a new study that used drones to film the animals.

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Biodiversity, University News

Turtle’s tale reveals dual fishing threat

16th Jun 2021

The story of a turtle caught twice in fishing nets reveals a dual threat facing many ocean animals.

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University News

University of Exeter plays a leading role in latest UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

16th Jun 2021

Action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet and increasing climate risks facing the UK.

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University News

UK climate champion made Honorary Professor by University of Exeter Business School

14th Jun 2021

The UK’s High-level Climate Champion for COP26, Nigel Topping, has received an Honorary Professorship from the University of Exeter Business School.

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University News

Scientists warn G7 humanitarian and economic costs of breaching 1.5C will far exceed costs of achieving it

12th Jun 2021

A group of world-leading climate scientists are calling on global leaders to factor in the economic, environmental and humanitarian costs of failing to keep global...

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Biodiversity, University News

‘Manage tourism and nature to boost both,’ report says

11th Jun 2021

Tourism and the natural environment can be managed in ways that benefit both, new research reports suggest.

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Energy, University News

Testing of innovative mooring component holds promise for Floating Wind Technologies

11th Jun 2021

The University of Exeter Offshore Renewable Energy Group and Intelligent Moorings Ltd have successfully completed the demonstration testing of an innovative hydraulic nonlinear mooring system.

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Biodiversity, University News

Borneo’s women helping to replenish rainforests

10th Jun 2021

A women’s community group is helping to rejuvenate previously deforested areas of Borneo peatlands, with training provided as part of a collaboration between the University...

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Biodiversity, University News

G7 ‘legacy’ project launched to protect and restore nature across Cornwall

10th Jun 2021

The UK government has pledged an initial £700,000 for a nature recovery project in Cornwall as a “legacy” of this week’s G7 summit.

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University News

Culture shift needed to tackle climate crisis

10th Jun 2021

Tackling the climate crisis will require embracing new ways of thinking and challenging dominant social and economic practices, a new book suggests.

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University News

UK needs to go ‘full circle’ to reach Net Zero, says Dame Ellen MacArthur at circular economy programme launch

10th Jun 2021

A fundamental shift in how we use resources is the future of business and crucial to reaching Net Zero by 2050, but will require collaboration...

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University News

Tool developed to measure carbon footprint of a Cornish pasty

10th Jun 2021

Nothing says Cornwall more than a Cornish pasty, but have you ever considered the environmental impact it is having?

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Marine, University News

Plastic project launches bottle for each G7 nation

10th Jun 2021

On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world will launch scientific monitoring devices into the...

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Marine, University News

South West scores 65 out of 100 for ocean health

10th Jun 2021

South West England has scored 65 out of 100 for ocean health, a new report reveals.

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University News

Green Thinking podcasts bring new approach to climate questions

10th Jun 2021

A new podcast series hosted by a University of Exeter academic explores issues linking climate challenge and society, in conversation with some of the UK’s...

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University News

The Environment and Sustainability Institute launches new film to highlight the importance of working with partners to secure a sustainable future

10th Jun 2021

With a week to go before the G7 conference starts in Cornwall, the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn...

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Energy, University News

University of Exeter to play a key role in new £20 million industrial decarbonisation centre

10th Jun 2021

Researchers from the University of Exeter are involved with two projects as part of the new £20 million Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC).

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Energy, University News

Marine-i supports innovative application of space data for renewable energy

10th Jun 2021

Marine-i has agreed to support a pioneering new approach to using space data to support the development of renewable energy sites, such as floating offshore...

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