Welcome back! Hey guys! I hope you have all have had a fab Christmas, and that exams were not too horrendous! I am currently writing this on the train to Glasgow so I’ll be quick – this is just a s…
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Announcing the first cohort of Creative Climate Leadership participants for 2017 25 Creative Climate Leaders have been selected from 109 applications. Creative Climate Leadership (CCL), a new pan-European programme for artists and cultural professionals exploring the cultural dimensions of climate change, has announced today the names of the 25 participants. 13 of this year’s participants … Read more Creative Climate Leadership Participants March 2017
Melting sea ice may be one of the factors driving ivory gulls to whiter pastures as they search for food
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases co-Editor-in Chief Peter Hotez predicts the major infections that will threaten the US in the coming year. By the fall of 2015 it was pretty clear that Zika virus infection was going to threaten much of Latin America and the Caribbean, and shortly thereafter I wrote how 2016 would become the year of Zika, highlighting the vulnerability of our US Gulf Coast, Texas and Florida. Insect-transmitted diseases in Texas, Florida, and the US Gulf Coast. Zika transmission has begun in South Texas and it will likely continue into next year. Indeed, we have to be alert for the likelihood that Zika transmission will become widespread next summer as Aedes aegypti populations predictably rise again. I also fear that we missed multiple Zika outbreaks in 2016 due to lack of federal funds and active surveillance across the US Gulf Coast. We won’t know the full extent of the 2016 Zika outbreak until next spring if and when microcephalic babies appear on obstetrical
Recently there have been calls for a petition for a GCSE in Natural History, and today an alert for new research that informs and supports this proposal arrived in my inbox. The paper in Education Sciences explores how connection with nature and scientific knowledge influence pro environmental behaviour – ultimately an essential reason for a GCSE in Natural […]
A strong connection with nature lies at the heart of a healthy life and a healthy planet – but how do we increase people’s nature connection? That is my research focus and such increases need to be…
All the curators have been out and about over half term, in Manchester and beyond! We’re helping to spread the word about our new museum development plans. We want to hear what people think about our plans to build an extension to the Manchester Museum. It will house a new permanent gallery focusing on the history and culture of South Asia as well as a new exhibition space for host blockbuster shows. If you want to find out more, keep track of our progress on our Courtyard Project blog.