Tag: environment

National Clean Air Day (15 June 2017)

Did you know that air pollution on side streets is often at least 20% lower than on busy roads? Or that the most polluted place to be on the roads is inside a vehicle because they gather pollution? The UK’s

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ECOTOX database

If you are looking into the impact of pollution and toxic chemicals released into the environment you should take a look at ECOTOX.  A fantastic resource locating single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife, ECOTOX is maintained by

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Second seagull nest discovered!

As some of you might have already concluded from the sounds of chicks calling for food from two separate locations on our roof that we have had two pairs of breeding gulls raising broods on our Sedum roof this year, although we

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ICE Science Collection free trial (until 30 Sept)

We are delighted to announce free trial access to the ICE Science Collection until 30th September 2016, giving us access to 5 academic journals covering a wide range of disciplines containing over 400 papers.  Click the links to read: Bioinspired, Biomimetic and

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New sustainability resource: Sustainable Organisational Library

The Sustainable Organisational Library (SOL) contains more than 10,000 fully and individually searchable chapters, case studies and journal articles from across more than 800 book and journal volumes.  The Sustainable Organisational Library is both a source of practical information and

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New digital botany resource: Global Plants

Discover the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens.  An important resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies, Global Plants is the largest community-contributed database used by students and researchers worldwide of its kind. 

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University receives My Journey Commuter Challenge Award

For the second year in a row the Library and teams from other departments have won the overall category for a large organization in the “My Journey Commuter Challenge”. 187 members of staff across the University registered to participate in

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Bronze NUS Green Impact award for the University Library

The University Library recently received the bronze NUS Green Impact award, being recognized alongside other University departments today at the NUS Green Impact awards for promoting and improving our environmental performance.  Barbara Anders and Michele Game, the Library’s named “Green Champion” (pictured),

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From Remotely Operated Vehicles to Paleobotany

Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences trial Limited time only… trial runs until 15th May. Click here to access Take a look at this collection of per-reviewed articles from key reference works including the Treatise on Geochemistry and the

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Please help keep the courtyard clean

For the third year running we have a pair of nesting gulls in residence on the roof near the courtyard.  Exciting as this is there is a real risk to their survival.  You. The problem is that gulls are attracted to food that you

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