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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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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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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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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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So, raising the speed limit on UK motorways to 80mph is a good thing, right?

The UK government are reportedly considering raising the speed limit on motorways from 70 miles per hour to 80 miles per hour.  Is this a good idea?  We asked NIReS Director Professor Paul Younger for his thoughts on the subject. … Continue reading

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