News archive 2018
Research conducted by Exeter experts has been recognised amongst the top 100 influential in 2018.
Build Solar, an innovative spin-out company from the University of Exeter, lead the way at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards with a win in the "Innovation - Tomorrow's Contribution to Sustainability" category for their impressive new product Solar Squared, a multifunctional glass brick.
Two organisations based at the Penryn Campus have been announced as finalists for this year’s Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
A pioneering new study has revealed the value of pollination services to courgette.
A powerful film made by campaigners showing the impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean will be shown in Cornwall.
Electronic radio tags have been used for the first time on the UK mainland to help find a nest of invasive Asian hornets, which was then destroyed.
Night-time lighting from streetlights and other sources has complex and unexpected effects on communities of plants and animals, new research shows.
Sheltered pockets of cooler and more variable conditions in the British countryside may help native species
Virus particles that infect bacteria can work together to overcome antiviral defences, new research shows.
Electronic radio tags could be used to track invasive Asian hornets and stop them colonising the UK
A sophisticated new type of mooring rope has been successfully deployed at a cutting-edge wave energy device.
Managing woodlands to a greater extent could help stop the decline of Britain’s dormice, new research suggests.
Potential changes in the frequency and intensity of storms off the coast of the UK and around the world could have a “catastrophic impact” on the livelihood of fishermen and sustainability of fishing industries, research led by the University of Exeter has shown.
Researchers are asking the public to help them create the first high-resolution photographic map of Earth at night.
The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a “virtual safe space” created by scientists at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter academic will lead a new international journal published by the British Ecological Society.
The quest to develop the ‘Holy Grail’ of affordable, viable and environmentally-friendly fuels using sunlight has taken an exciting new twist.
More than 100 bug rooms for the bug hotel will start to help bring a Redruth playing field back to life as students from year 4 at Treleigh Community Primary School provide accommodation for unloved insects to help grow nature.
The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) hosted the Creative Exchange Programme’s ‘Melting Pot’ on 19 April 2018. The event brought together local creative practitioners to discuss and develop new collaborations with University of Exeter research staff.
Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows.
Atlantic bluefin tuna are known for being amongst the biggest, fastest and most valuable fish in the sea.
Year 10 pupils from five schools across Cornwall took part in a series of workshops at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute for the sixth annual Environment and Sustainability Day: ‘Wasting the World Away’.
Mongooses living in large groups develop “specialist” diets so they don’t have to fight over food, new research shows.
Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
The devastating yet often unreported effect that “fast fashion” has on the natural environment will be exposed at a special symposium, held later this month.