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Developing a new tool to manage groundwater risks in Africa

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http://www.water.ox.ac.uk — Oxford University is embarking on a four-year research project to improve the management of groundwater in rural Africa for economic growth and human development. 17/04/15 17 April 2015 - Read More
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How can the retail sector drive down energy costs and build more profitable and sustainable businesses?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk — A roundtable discussion hosted by The Telegraph and including Dr Kathryn Janda explores how the retail sector needs to be energy-savvy in order to prosper. 27/03/15 27 Mar 2015 - read more + Read More
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Dry winter is a huge relief for businesses at risk of flooding

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http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk — Figures from the School's Radcliffe Meteorological Station show this winter's rainfall to be three per cent below average bringing relief to businesses that were previously victims of severe flooding. 25/03/15 25 March 2015 - Read More
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Take the PASTA survey to help create a healthier, more active urban population through healthy transport planning

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https://youtu.be — The PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches) project, is running a two-year survey which looks at the travel patterns of up to 14,000 people in seven cities across Europe. 26/03/15 26 March 2015 - Read More
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The world's most polluting coal plants are identified

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http://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk — New research from the Stranded Assets Programme of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment within the School of Geography and the Environment has identified the least efficient coal-fired power stations in the world. 19/03/15 19 March 2015 - Read More
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Scientists urge East Africa get ready for global warming

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http://www.voanews.com — Current DPhil student Sarah O'Keefe is featured in an article by the Voice of America on the impact of climate change in East Africa. 23/03/15 23 March 2015 - Read More
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Europe's ban on 'wasteful' gadgets - does it cost or save?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk — Staff alumni Dr Kevin Lane comments on the latest EU Policies to withdraw inefficient electrical goods - building on research carried out by the ECI in the 1990s. 18/03/15 18 Mar 2015 - Read More
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The maximum climate ambition needs a firm research backing

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http://www.nature.com — We need to know what the 1.5°C warming target will involve - even if we don't reach it. A recent editorial in Nature mentions the ECI's recent international conference "1.5 degrees: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Agreement" 29/09/16 29 September 2016 - read more + Read More
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New research project on the deterioration and conservation of earthen ruins on the Silk Road in NW China launched

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http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk — Professor Heather Viles recently attended the First Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo in Dunhuang, China and signed a collaborative agreement with the Director of the Dunhuang Academy, Professor Wang Xudong. 29/09/16 29 September 2016 - Read More
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Bumblebee Set to Become Officially Endangered

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http://feedproxy.google.com — This bumblebee species is likely affected by pathogens and pesticides. Read More
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Huge Claw, Bizarre Limbs Helped Ancient Reptile Dig

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A massive forelimb claw isn't even the weirdest body part of a chameleon-like reptile that lived 200 million years ago. Read More
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