Environment

Two workers picking tea leaves in a tea garden

Enterprise, communities and climate change: the mobilisation of ideas

Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship offers communities most affected by climate change the opportunity to take action, says Professor Simon Mosey.
September 2021
Man carrying two children walking through a field

Can our grandchildren help us fund the transition to net zero?

Asking future generations to foot the bill for our actions against climate change today is both moral and practical, argues Dr Matthew Rendall.
September 2021
Cows in the Dairy Centre, Sutton Bonington 720x315

Good for cows, good for the planet

Establishing the value of alternative, sustainable sources of protein in animal feed is helping the UK dairy industry reduce its carbon footprint
September 2021
Cooking on open fires Africa

Clean cooking, kitchen culture and climate change

Smoky cooking fires are bad for our health as well the planet, causing ten times as many deaths as malaria
September 2021
woman and man examining soil and groundwater under conservation agriculture experiments

Conservation agriculture: a pathway to a more climate change-resilient Africa

Interdisciplinary research is showing how Conservation Agriculture can mitigate the impact of climate change in Africa, says Murray Lark.
September 2021
Man exploring previous climates in lake sediments

Crops for a changing environment

To understand how agriculture can adapt to a warming world, we need to look to the past and plan for the future, say Profs Matt Jones and Malcolm Bennett
September 2021
Group of farmers harvesting cocoa pods in Colombia

Agriculture and sustainability for climate change: focusing on people

If agriculture is to adapt to climate change and reduce its carbon footprint, farmers themselves have to be a core part of the solution, says Prof David Salt
September 2021
Silhouette of grass during sunset

How understanding plant architecture builds food security

Studying the structure and physiology of plants is key to preparing agriculture for a warmer world, says Dr Alexandra Burgess
September 2021
Cargo freight containers in a sea port at dusk

Securing a fairer global economy will help achieve our carbon targets

Professor Arijit Mukherjee is showing governments how to integrate their green goals with effective trade policies
September 2021
view from mountain top landing zone Kauai

Why rare beauties lure me to Hawaii

Luckily for evolutionary geneticist Dr Angus Davison, some of the snails he studies are only found in the remote mountains of a Pacific paradise...
August 2021
Emily ODonnell a Nottingham researcher stood in a green space

My Blue-Green vision

Dr Emily O'Donnell explains how better protecting cities like Newcastle and Nottingham from flooding can also make them greener, healthier and more pleasant places to live
March 2021
Man riding a bike with a mask on

Living in a material world

Pete Licence underlines the importance of sustainability in a world getting back on its feet
May 2020
Three aircrafts in a row

Creating greener air travel for all

Reducing the environmental impact of aircraft is vital for the future of our planet. Research at the University is helping to bring the aerospace industry together to focus on the issue.
October 2019
Sheep

Flocking to health clubs

A chain of new health clubs is being rolled out across the UK – with the aim of keeping the nation’s sheep flocks fit and well.
October 2019
A tractor harvesting

Harvesting information to help farmers in post-Brexit Britain

The future of UK farming is under the spotlight more than ever. Professor Paul Wilson of the Rural Business Research Unit explains how experts are helping to navigate a shifting landscape
October 2019
A river

A river runs through it

A border dispute that rumbled on for more than 150 years was finally resolved thanks to the expertise of river scientist Colin Thorne
October 2019
Image of a lake

Sediments reveal climate clues

‘Living deltas’ offer clues towards building a picture of environmental change over time
June 2019
An image of a plant made up of salt crystals

Surviving salty soils

How wild plants adapt to tolerate salty soils is hugely important if we hope to continue to feed the world with a growing population.
June 2019
Cow in a field

From waste to wealth

Water is a priceless resource, but its value after it is washed and flushed away may surprise you
June 2019
Carbon dioxide

Capturing a lead on climate change

Exploring the behaviour of CO2 to become a global technology leader in carbon capture and storage.
June 2019
Illustration of a car

Smaller, lighter – and better

Extending the mileage of low-carbon electric vehicles by significantly enhancing the performance of their engines
June 2019
Cocoa beans

From beans to biofuels

New biofuels with the potential to provide affordable clean energy, reduce poverty and help to tackle climate change.
June 2019
Dr Angus Davison holding snails

How #SnailLove led me to the BBC

Dr Angus Davison on the Jeremy the snail phenomenon and life as a Media Fellow
November 2018
Image of an elephants eye

What would he tell you about his zoo?

The University of Nottingham has developed a new tool for zoos to help address one of their more elephantine challenges: welfare in captivity
November 2018
A tomato

Long live the tomato

Research at the University of Nottingham is transforming the way breeders develop new varieties of tomato – improving shelf life while maintaining excellent taste
November 2018