• Church and university speak out against the North Sea

    Following dissent from the University of Edinburgh and the Church of Scotland, Khai Trung Le looks at support for the North Sea within the country.
  • Country report: Canada

    Canada faces difficult choices as it balances energy security and emission reduction targets with its oil-friendly expeditions. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • New composites from invasive species

    A new composite merging wood pulp and dried tunicates seeks to emulate the mechanical properties of natural composites. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Dreadnoughts dominate MoD budget

    Khai Trung Le looks at the new submarines bolstering the UK nuclear arsenal, and recent issues that may jeopardise their deployment.
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  • ACE UK calls for ambitious UK targets

    The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has welcomed the final adoption of the revised EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive as a strong foundation on which member states can build towards a circular economy.
  • Tungsten too brittle for nuclear fusion reactors

    Researchers find tungsten – a favoured choice of metal within nuclear reactors – is liable to become brittle, leading to failure.
  • Encouraging plastic recycling

    Greater incentive is needed to realise the potential of plastics recycling, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • The right temperature

    The temperature at which volcanic rock cracks to create columnar formations, such as those seen at the Giant’s Causeway, has been identified to be between 840–890oC, giving new understanding to geothermal energy systems. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Lithium in the future

    On 9–10 April 2018, the Geological Society held the Lithium: From Exploration to End-User conference as part of their 2018 Year of Resources. Ellis Davies reports.