Climate Change, Science / 14/09/2021 Climate Change Corner: An interview with PhD student Aayushi Awasthy on her podcast ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’

Aayushi Awasthy is a PhD student in the School of Economics whose focus lies in energy decisions in rural areas. Alongside her studies, she is now working on the release of her seven-episode podcast series centred on the question: ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’  Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds interested in learning more...

Climate Change, Science / 14/09/2021 UEA’s Tyndall Centre Part of Government Scheme to Research Impact of Climate Change

With headlines of extreme weather being more prevalent than ever- from recent floods in Germany to wildfires in Oregon- I’m sure we’re all aware of the climate crisis looming over us. This poses the question, ‘What exactly is being done to stop the climate crisis?’. Efforts to tackle the biggest threat faced by humankind thus...

Climate Change, Sport / 14/09/2021 Formula E: Racing to Save the Environment?

Nine teams, one female and one male driver on each, all-electric SUVs – Extreme E is changing the face of not only motorsport but sport in general. Started in 2019 by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag, Extreme E follows the same skeleton of the usual motorsports, where each race occurs in a different location. However,...

Arts, Climate Change / 14/09/2021 “It’s moved from a problem for the next generation to a problem for right now and we’re not ready for it”: UEA Professor and playwright Steve Waters reflects on his work on climate change

Steve Waters’ ‘The Secret Life of Plays’ became a staple of my bedside table reading stack before coming to university. Renowned as “the place where literature lives”, UEA has seen the birth of countless award-winning works of fiction, poetry, and drama, with a collection of critically acclaimed professors to match. Described as “one of the...

Climate Change, Science / 17/08/2021 Climate Change Corner: Is extreme weather here to stay?

Following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Monday 9 August, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has categorised the climate crisis as a “code red for humanity”. Between the slow-moving storms causing ruinous floods in Europe, the surge of summer wildfires in the Mediterranean, and countless other natural...

Climate Change, Science / 17/08/2021 The Sustainability Of The Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics held this year aimed to be the most sustainable Olympic Games ever held. However, eco-friendly experts believe not enough is being done to combat the impact on the climate.  Organisers in Tokyo have gone to extreme lengths in order to keep the games as environmentally friendly as possible. Athletes have spoken at...

Climate Change

Climate Change, Science

Climate Change Corner: An interview with PhD student Aayushi Awasthy on her podcast ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’

Aayushi Awasthy is a PhD student in the School of Economics whose focus lies in energy decisions in rural areas. Alongside her studies, she is now working on the release of her seven-episode podcast series centred on the question: ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’  Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds interested in learning more…

Climate Change, Science

UEA’s Tyndall Centre Part of Government Scheme to Research Impact of Climate Change

With headlines of extreme weather being more prevalent than ever- from recent floods in Germany to wildfires in Oregon- I’m sure we’re all aware of the climate crisis looming over us. This poses the question, ‘What exactly is being done to stop the climate crisis?’. Efforts to tackle the biggest threat faced by humankind thus…

Arts, Climate Change

“It’s moved from a problem for the next generation to a problem for right now and we’re not ready for it”: UEA Professor and playwright Steve Waters reflects on his work on climate change

Steve Waters’ ‘The Secret Life of Plays’ became a staple of my bedside table reading stack before coming to university. Renowned as “the place where literature lives”, UEA has seen the birth of countless award-winning works of fiction, poetry, and drama, with a collection of critically acclaimed professors to match. Described as “one of the…

Climate Change, Science

Climate Change Corner: Is extreme weather here to stay?

Following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Monday 9 August, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has categorised the climate crisis as a “code red for humanity”. Between the slow-moving storms causing ruinous floods in Europe, the surge of summer wildfires in the Mediterranean, and countless other natural…

Climate Change, Science

The Sustainability Of The Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics held this year aimed to be the most sustainable Olympic Games ever held. However, eco-friendly experts believe not enough is being done to combat the impact on the climate.  Organisers in Tokyo have gone to extreme lengths in order to keep the games as environmentally friendly as possible. Athletes have spoken at…

Climate Change, Fashion

Greenwashing and Big Brands – How Reliable are Companies to the General Public?

Greenwashing: A problem which, unfortunately, is increasingly prominent in the textile industry. As consumer pressure drives the want for sustainably produced garments, companies are failing to match the standards they claim to be setting. According to Ethical Consumer, greenwashing is the “practice of companies launching adverts, campaigns, products etc. under the pretence that they are…


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