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LYEA project

Pilot project to get young people involved in caring for Britain’s waterways a success

19 February 2018

A pilot programme aimed at getting young people from Leicester’s Somali community involved in learning about and caring for Britain’s waterways was a success, researchers at Cardiff University have found.


Sewage and animal waste having serious impact on UK coastline

13 February 2018

High levels of pollution are being found in areas of water which are supposedly afforded special EU protection, new research reveals


Shedding new light on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephants

17 January 2018

Elephants might have arrived on Borneo at a time of the last land bridge between the Sunda Islands in Southeast Asia, a new paper published in Scientific Reports has found.

Glamorgan Building

European Policy Review on Social Innovation by Dr Abid Mehmood

8 January 2018

Dr Abid Mehmood, Research Fellow at Sustainable Places Research Institute and the School of Social Sciences, has produced a policy paper for the European Commission; ‘Social Innovation as a Trigger for Transformations - The Role of Research’.


Risk of “dirty” turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal

18 December 2017

Research finds US poultry does not meet EU safety standards and warns shoppers would be safer if UK kept European standards


Professor Terry Marsden runner up in Newton Prize

4 December 2017

The Systems Thinking and Place-Based Methods for Healthier Malaysian Cities project (SCHEMA) was a runner-up in this year’s Newton Prize award.

Chinese city

The impact of rapid urbanisation on health in Chinese mega-cities

28 November 2017

Xiamen workshop explores issues and potential solutions to sustainable development and healthy living in Chinese megacities.


Can citizen scientists locate the world’s seagrass?

24 November 2017

Public can help save world’s threatened seagrass meadows, say researchers in new study

Valencia Food Conference

Research fellow leads successful global networking meeting on urban food

23 November 2017

Dr Ana Moragues Faus convened a meeting of city networks in the Milan Food Policy Pact conference in Valencia in October

Seagrass meadow

Global importance of seagrass-based fishing

22 November 2017

Research provides first evidence of the world-wide impact of seagrass meadows