Monthly Archives: January 2012

Goals for Rio+20 Earth Summit

According to news reports yesterday, a document has been leaked which purports to reveal the 10 goals that world leaders are going to be asked to sign up to at this year’s Earth Summit in Brazil. If the report (and document) … Continue reading

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HS2 High Speed Rail Link: A Researcher’s Perspective

The UK government has announced the approval for the construction of a newly-built high speed rail link between London and Birmingham and further to Manchester and Leeds. A seamless link between this Y-shaped network and the existing East and West … Continue reading

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Is Burning Coal Underground the Future?

Newcastle University’s Professor Paul Younger debated the issue on Channel 4 News this week. You  can see the clip and related footage via the news article on the Channel 4 website at: http://tinyurl.com/7z2ogd8 or access it directly at http://bcove.me/37vbvmgg. What … Continue reading

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Cars are a Cheap Option

I see the motoring lobby is up to its usual tricks decrying the news that only a third of drivers’ taxes is spent on roads (Metro, Friday Dec 16). In its comment, the AA failed to mention the widespread damage … Continue reading

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