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Plastic and pollution – what can you do this summer?

Devastating footage of seabirds starving to death because their stomachs are so full of plastic there is no room for food has recently emerged...

One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

Recent figures by The Mammal Society through the Natural England study suggests that almost one in five British mammals are at risk of extinction. The...
recycled plastic bottles by Ian L on public domain pictures

Enzymes digest plastic bottles

Much like Fleming discovering penicillin, scientists looking for an answer for the world’s plastic crisis have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can destroy plastic...
peter horrocks by the open university on flickr

Open University VC resigns amid doubts

The Vice-Chancellor of the Open University (OU), Peter Horrocks, resigned last Friday following a vote of no confidence passed by his staff. Staff had been...
international / domestic uk students radio by megan baynes

‘Severe drop’ in domestic university applications

The percentage of university applications made in the UK this autumn has dropped by two percent compared to last year, with 12,420 less domestic...
N Chadwick, geograph.org

UEA chiefs meet Charles

UEA representatives visited Buckingham Palace last week on 22 February to receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The prize was...