News: November 2019
eLife news release
New insight on the extinction history of a flightless seabird that vanished from the shores of the North Atlantic during the 19th century has been published today in eLife.
The findings suggest that intense hunting by humans could have caused the rapid extinction of the great auk, showing how even species that exist in large and widespread populations can be vulnerable to exploitation
Publication date: 26 November 2019
A 431-year-old Welsh Bible is staying warm this winter, following the installation of a small pico hydro turbine by the National Trust at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in Snowdonia, which will help manage humidity levels in the 16th-century farmhouse.
Through collaboration with Bangor University and Trinity College, Dublin, the renewable energy scheme is helping the charity protect one of the nation’s most culturally important manuscripts more sustainably, with the Bible dating back to 1588 and one of only 24 known original copies left, it’s housed at the birthplace of its translator, Bishop William Morgan.
Publication date: 22 November 2019
A group of researchers from Bangor University have recently finished a study researching the effects of climate change on primates.
Publication date: 15 November 2019
People worldwide are increasingly concerned by the amount of single use plastic which surrounds our purchases, and in particular our food shopping.
While such wrappings appear unnecessary, many fruit and vegetable producers would argue that packaging perishables ensures that consumers can easily carry away their food. Further, more food reaches the market place undamaged, increasing the food supply and reducing food waste.
The solution lies in developing sustainable food packaging alternatives.
Publication date: 13 November 2019
Publication date: 6 November 2019