Climate Change, Science / 07/12/2021 Climate Change Corner: Good COP or Bad COP? UEA at COP26

The UEA Lasdun Lecture series started this year with a talk entitled “Climate of Change: UEA at COP26”. The lecture was by Professor Mark Searcy, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of  Science. He introduced the three speakers for the evening, each of them having attended the COP26 summit in Glasgow.    Professor Corinne Le Quéré, a Royal Society...

Science / 07/12/2021 NHS approve new jab for treatment of HIV

Thousands of people living with HIV in Britain will no longer need to take daily medication after experts have approved revolutionary injections.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended the antiretroviral drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine in England and Wales after trials proved they worked as effectively and could lift the ‘burden of...

Science / 07/12/2021 BMI: An inaccurate guide to good health

Body Mass Index, more commonly known as BMI, is a method largely employed by healthcare providers to determine which category a person’s weight falls into– underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.  Through this classification of body size, a person’s health may be assessed in tandem with other tests carried out by medical professionals. The controversy...

Science / 07/12/2021 Bizarre Science: The Misleading Mistletoe

As Christmas Day closes in, festive lights, glittering ornaments, and a variety of decorations fill your home. However, did you know the mistletoe hanging above your front door or by your fireplace is far from merriment — and is indeed a hemiparasite?  There are a total of 1,300 mistletoe species worldwide, originating from plant families...

Climate Change, Science / 16/11/2021 Norwich Eco Hub: Make Greener Choices Workshop

Norwich Eco Hub is a recently founded community interest company, deeply concerned with the environmental crisis looming over all our heads. With sustainability and eco-conscious living at its heart, the Eco Hub is seeking to create a dedicated space for the people of Norwich to come together and attempt to tackle climate change.    Although they...

Climate Change, Global / 16/11/2021 Latin American countries form a vast marine protected area

Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica are the four Latin American countries that decided to join and expand their reserves. They want to interconnect their respective marine protected areas to create a large MPA (Marine Protected Area), this proposed project aims to present ocean diversity in a space of 200,000 sq miles. It also follows...

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NHS approve new jab for treatment of HIV

Thousands of people living with HIV in Britain will no longer need to take daily medication after experts have approved revolutionary injections.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended the antiretroviral drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine in England and Wales after trials proved they worked as effectively and could lift the ‘burden of…

Science

BMI: An inaccurate guide to good health

Body Mass Index, more commonly known as BMI, is a method largely employed by healthcare providers to determine which category a person’s weight falls into– underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.  Through this classification of body size, a person’s health may be assessed in tandem with other tests carried out by medical professionals. The controversy…

Science

Bizarre Science: The Misleading Mistletoe

As Christmas Day closes in, festive lights, glittering ornaments, and a variety of decorations fill your home. However, did you know the mistletoe hanging above your front door or by your fireplace is far from merriment — and is indeed a hemiparasite?  There are a total of 1,300 mistletoe species worldwide, originating from plant families…

Climate Change, Global

Determination, despair, and desire: Indigenous activism at Cop26

From Sami environmentalists at the Venice Biennale to Europe’s largest network, Climate Alliance, cooperating with Amazonian groups, Indigenous interests have never been more integrated into the international fight against climate change. Right? After all, at COP21 196 parties signed a 2015 Paris climate agreement that recognised the rights of indigenous peoples and the integration of…

Climate Change, TV

Review: The Trick

The Trick tells the story of how the work of Philip Jones and CRU on the effect of climate change on global temperatures was stolen in a cyber terrorist attack in 2009, three weeks before the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen. While the script is weak at times, with some bland dialogue and direction, the performances…


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