Environment Journal

Hull researchers head to the Mekong to tackle plastic pollution

The Mekong River in Southeast Asia is one of the world’s great waterways, fertile and ecologically diverse with millions relying on it for their food, but it’s increasingly clogged with plastic pollution. To help address the mounting problem, a team of researchers from the University of ...

Thomas Barrett

UK scientists to probe economic benefits of flood defences in Vietnam

UK scientists will head to Vietnam again to study the economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences. Researchers, led by environmental economist Dr Tobias Börger from the University of Stirling, will study the effectiveness of blue and green infrastructure (BGI) – which include wetlands, urban ...

Thomas Barrett

Hydropower dams linked to poverty and corruption

Countries that rely on large hydropower dams for their electricity suffer higher levels of poverty, corruption and debt than other nations, a study has found. The study by the University of Sussex and the International School of Management in Germany compared the security, political governance, economic development and ...

UK to help build flood resilience in Vietnam

The effects of climate change pose a direct threat to lives and livelihoods of people living in Vietnam, from death and injury to damaged or destroyed homes, businesses, transport links, power supplies and agricultural land. So academics from the University of Southampton, the University of ...

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