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There must be something in the water…

Water water everywhere, but what’s in the bottles we drink? 1 million plastic water bottles are purchased each minute, worldwide. But, are we really getting...

Household chemicals rival cars as source of smog

The first thing we should acknowledge when talking about smog is that it sounds like the antagonistic villain in an upcoming Marvel movie. The...

Exeter research influences Government blueprint for environment

The University of Exeter's research helped shape a 25-year strategy to improve the UK’s landscapes and habitats. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of this plan...
A strange unnatural orange light peering over woodland trees in the snow

The Dark Side of Artificial Light!!

In 1994, when an earthquake led to a power outage in Los Angeles, a lot of anxious residents called local emergency services to report...

Better down where it’s wetter?

Disney’s shockingly cheerful song ‘Under the Sea’ paints a rosy picture about what goes on in the depths of dark waters, but world-class research...

Coral reefs: the ‘canary in a coal mine’?

When you hear the words ‘coral reef’, you probably imagine a vibrant underwater community, made up of colourful fish and tangled corals. Taking up...

Why are we ditching diesel?

It is no secret that pollution is a serious problem. Visit any major city for a day, and as well as soaking up the...

Small but Deadly: The Dangers of Microbeads

Since their first synthesis in 1907, humans have been reliant on plastics, and it is no secret that in the 21st century they make...

Our Fragile Earth: Massive mammals and Mass extinction

While a common misconception that ‘we are heading towards another mass extinction’ is often attached to the extent climate change is impacting species on...

London breaks annual pollution limit – in just over a week

Breathtakingly early breach goes some way to explain why air pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths every year in the UK Exeter has...