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Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business, finds study

CO2 utilisation has the potential to operate at large scale and at low cost, meaning it could form part of a viable new global industry.

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Eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts and wholegrains is a win-win for health and the environment

New analysis by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota, published today in the journal PNAS, has identified a range of ‘win-win’ foods that both improve human health and have a low impact on the environment.

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Oxford Martin School expands latest funding round and extends deadline

We currently have an open call for research on technological solutions and their barriers. We are pleased to announce that we are expanding this call to include another competition, to fund a single Oxford Martin School Programmet that is 100% compliant with the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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'To meet Paris Agreement targets, focus on warming, not emissions'

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'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm

Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, the movie 'Finding Dory' had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behavior about nature.

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'Game On' to Kick Ambitious Goals for Agriculture, Energy, Water & Climate Change

Despite threats posed by global warming and other environmental challenges, an esteemed international expert on food security sees grounds for hope in the efforts to meet elusive goals around agriculture, energy, water and climate change.

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Food security in focus in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Land is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns.

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Professor Gideon Henderson appointed Defra Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Eight ways to halt a global food crisis

There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look.

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Achieving Paris Agreement goals: How the private sector is engaging

The first day of the Global NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) Conference ended in Berlin with a powerful thunderstorm cooling an unseasonally hot day (33°C). It’s far worse in Delhi where it hit a record-breaking 48°C on 12th June. At the conference the message is clear that action on climate change has to happen now and not in the future.

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I Am a Carbon Abolitionist

The future of our species and planet depends on creating a mass social movement motivated by moral arguments, not statistics.

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Meet your ‘Meat Persona’ at Oxford's Westgate centre

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) researchers will be at Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June and they want you to 'Meat Your Persona'.

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Funding applications open for technological solutions to major global challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.

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