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Don’t Walk Away

Sitting in the food court at Rio Centro – the hub of Rio+20 – grabbing a quick bite to eat, taking some time to process my thoughts. The last few days have been great. I must say a special thanks … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Its the 21st already?! I hardly know where the time has gone! So much has happened in the last few days – here are a few worth a mention: Moving into our beautiful apartment in Ipanema – it’s a hard … Continue reading

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First Impressions on Rio+20

First impressions: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Late on Monday evening I arrived in Brazil on my School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEGs) sponsored trip to the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. In the arrivals hall I was pleasantly surprised … 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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Gosforth Park Proposals: a response

On behalf of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, at Newcastle University, I am writing this to express complete dismay at the proposals to build some 600 houses on currently open land in the Salter’s Lane Neighbourhood Growth Area, … Continue reading

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‘Good Environmental Status’: How Good is Good?

A hot topic at the minute in UK fisheries is the allocation of cod quota amongst the under 10m fishing fleet; despite compromising the majority of the UK’s <10m fleet is allocated only 3% of the annual cod quota from … Continue reading

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Marine Conservation Zones: valuable environmental protection or ill-thought out bureaucracy?

With an accelerating race for marine space by energy companies, aggregates, conservationists, and fishermen etc, etc (the list is pretty long and increasing); a key question for me is how we manage all of this human activity to ensure that … Continue reading

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About ‘The Student View’

Featuring guest blog postings from a number of students across Newcastle University, this page will keep you in touch with the latest developments in sustainability and give you an insight into what everyone is discussing. Keep watching this space for … Continue reading

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About the Discussion Forum

On this page, we will be featuring weekly guest blog posts from some of our leading academics and researchers, and inviting your comments. To subscribe to the blog, use the signup box on the right.

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Calling all Newcastle University students: have your voice heard on the global stage and win a trip to Rio!

Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit held in Rio, the Earth Summit 2012 will return to its place of origin. Participants in preparatory events held across the globe will discuss the topics to be debated during Rio+20 and, … Continue reading

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