Commercial companies are increasingly becoming involved in transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as other activities in orbit. Some, such as Houston-based Axiom Space, eventually want…Read More >
Urban areas are home to an increasingly large proportion of the world’s population, with more people living in cities than rural areas since 2007. These large population densities mean more…Read More >
What would the world look like if we could decide – globally and collectively – to allocate all our land in the optimal way? Where would we grow food and…Read More >
2023 is the International Year of Millets, focusing attention on initiatives by national governments and development organisations to promote this important crop. In this blog, Grady Walker, Co-lead of the…Read More >
Earth is warming and the signs of climate change are everywhere. We’ve seen it in the past few weeks as temperatures hit record highs around the world – both in…Read More >
UK weather has recently been characterised by large swings between wet and dry periods; and these periods are growing as the climate warms.
Insect populations are declining worldwide at a rate of almost 1% per year. This decline is alarming. Insects play a crucial role in pollinating crops, controlling crop pests and maintaining soil…Read More >
For large parts of England the last time June was this hot was in 1846 – almost 180 years ago.
Turbulence on flights isn’t most people’s idea of fun. Drinks start wobbling, hearts start racing and even rational minds start to wonder whether the aircraft can cope. But for the many…Read More >
The planet is warming because there is more energy arriving from the sun than leaving to space, says Richard Allan.