Blog Archives

New Technology to Measure Impact of Extra Traffic Pollution in London

University of Leicester researchers are set to use new technology they have developed to monitor the impact of increased traffic on pollution levels in London during the Olympics. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to draw 11 million

Posted in Emissions, Featured News Tagged with: , , ,

Using DNA to Create Environmental Solution to Pollution

University of Leicester students are set to try their hand at genetic engineering – and hope to create a new organism which could rid us of decades of plastic rubbish. Second-year Biological Sciences undergraduates are taking part in the International

Posted in News, Waste Management Tagged with: , , ,

Cracking Idea For Egg Shell Recycling

Scientists and food industry experts in the UK are hatching a plan to turn egg shells into plastics that could be used to manufacture anything from food packaging to construction materials. They also hope to extract material from egg shells

Posted in News, Recycling, Waste Management Tagged with: , , ,

Global Warming Has Potentially Serious Implications For Fish Populations

Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures – providing some of the first evidence that global warming affects the interactions between parasites and their hosts. The study

Posted in Emissions, Featured News, News Tagged with: , , , ,

When Size Matters – Nanotechnology For Energy Efficiency

New research at the University of Leicester in England is using nanotechnology to create energy efficient materials. With the increasing worldwide demand for energy there is a pressure to use the finite energy resources wisely whilst reducing one of the

Posted in Emissions, Energy, News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Palm Oil Insulation Could Transform Transformers

Research by a University of Leicester student has identified an environmentally friendly alternative to a major industrial use of oil. Abdelghaffar Abdelmalik, who is studying for a PhD in the University’s Department of Engineering, has discovered a way to treat

Posted in News Tagged with: , , , , ,

Researchers Widen Response to World’s Environmental Problems

University researchers in the UK are devising practical ways for people to change their lives in response to environmental change and natural catastrophes such as the floods in Pakistan and Australia, and rapid environmental change events such as volcanic eruptions,

Posted in News Tagged with: , ,

Preparing a New Breed of Hi-tech Environmental Researchers

The University of Leicester in the UK is launching a new €3.5 million research centre that will train a new breed of hi-tech environmental researchers for the future – skilled in using the latest satellite technologies to tackle pressing environmental

Posted in News Tagged with: , , , , , ,