Tag Archives: sustainable development

Calling all guest bloggers!

We are on the lookout for guest bloggers! We want the blog site to have a range of opinions and discussion points about sustainability-related topics, and we are particularly interested in posts that are topical; we’re not averse to controversial viewpoints, … Continue reading

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Chilean hydrology – changing patterns

Dr James Bathurst, of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, has been on sabbatical at the Universidad Austral de Chile at Valdivia during April-August 2013, researching the impact of forest plantation on soil erosion. In this … Continue reading

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Chilean hydrology – thirst for power

Dr James Bathurst, of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, has been on sabbatical at the Universidad Austral de Chile at Valdivia during April-August 2013, researching the impact of forest plantation on soil erosion. In this second of … Continue reading

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Chilean hydrology – setting the scene

Dr James Bathurst, of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, has been on sabbatical at the Universidad Austral de Chile at Valdivia during April-August 2013, researching the impact of forest plantation on soil erosion. In this three-part series, he sets … Continue reading

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Disciplines and cultures collide in Tanzania!

In June 2013, NIReS part-funded medical student Kym Wakefield to undertake research into an entirely different discipline during a field trip to Tanzania. In this thought-provoking account of her stay, Kym gives us an insight into what it is like … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: The Final Blog Post – Sustainability of EVs and Your Questions Answered

Welcome to our final blog post on electric cars, in which we’ll be dealing with a couple of questions over the general sustainability of the vehicles, as well as getting the rest of your questions answered that we haven’t managed … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: Maintenance and Repair

After a short break, we’re back to bring you our last couple of blog posts on electric cars before we take a breather over Easter. Having looked previously at the costs of ownership and whether or not EV ownership would … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: Would They Suit Your Lifestyle?

In the latest of our series of blog posts on electric vehicles (EVs), we’re looking this week at the sort of considerations that will determine whether or not EV ownership will suit your own lifestyle – will it be a … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: How Do You Keep Them Charged Up?

Welcome to the fourth in our series of blog posts on electric cars. This week, we’ll be looking at one of the key areas of concern to most people considering the switch to an electric car: charging.  How do you … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: What Are They Really Like to Drive?

Welcome to the third in our series of blog posts on electric cars. This week, we’ll be looking at what it’s like to actually drive an electric vehicle (EV) once you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy one or … Continue reading

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