Biomining

By using bacteria to recover metals from mine by-products, Europe could move towards a more sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste to provide an alternative supply of metals such as copper, zinc, nickel and gold.

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Exeter scientists helping to protect rare horseshoe bat

Researchers at The University of Exeter are part of a major new project taking place across Devon aimed at finding out more about one of the country’s rarest bats.

Man-made noise makes fish more susceptible to predators

Despite their reputation as slippery customers, a new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships.

Go nuts with nature at Science in the Square 2014

After the huge success of previous events, researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus will be back sharing their passion for our planet at this year’s free Science in the Square.