Climate change announced as the theme for Manchester Science Festival 2020
The festival will showcase a range of art commissions, immersive and participatory experiences, outdoor events and live debates in aid of the 2020 Year of Climate Action
Greater Manchester’s zero-carbon by 2038 pledge: a disappointing start?
Manchester is aiming to eliminate carbon usage by 2038, 12 years earlier than any other than any other British city. But how successful have they been so far?
UoM scientists turn environmental waste products into high-value chemicals
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough discovery that could move away from fossil fuel usage to a more sustainable and less harmful alternative
‘Clean Air for Schools’ programme launched to tackle air pollution in Greater Manchester
A partnership between The University of Manchester, The Phillips Foundation and Global Action Plan (GAP) has been launched to tackle the rising issues with air pollution around the city
Graphene could help tackle the global water crisis
A new study by the University of Manchester suggests that graphene-based membranes could remove ions in saltwater, leaving behind clean and safe drinking water
Tea bags contain micro-plastics which are contributing to the climate crisis and bad health
A recent study by the McGill University in Canada suggested that micro-plastics found in tea bags could be dangerous once ingested
Chinese New Year special: science and the pig
Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and contributor Ella Gerry takes the opportunity to explore the significance of the pig in science research.