Boundary spanning for Peru’s peatlands

Although sustainability and climate change mitigation are global issues, they require a mix of government-level and local solutions to address the challenges most pressing to people around the world. This is especially true of the world’s most valuable remaining ‘intact’ ecosystems, such as the peatlands of Peru – which store vast amounts of carbon and … Read more

Recovering waste, recovering voices: recycling and empowerment in Latin America and Scotland

In the movement toward sustainability, recycling, waste, and plastics have assumed major significance in global conversations. But understanding how plastic recycling and waste management can align with people and planet will require more than just ecological and economic analyses – their social dynamics are also a major point of consideration. Dr Patrick O’Hare is a … Read more

A Deep Dive into History: Viewing heritage through the lens of climate change

A familiar threat and a global catastrophe, climate change has had adverse effects on every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Most can list the primary repercussions of climate change, but few recognise the impact it has on human-made and naturally occurring heritage sites. Heritage sites have “Outstanding Universal Value,” as they have immense cultural significance … Read more

Shedding light on SolOLED: sustainable materials for OLED displays – and beyond  

Although we interact with them every day, many may not be familiar with what it is that lights up our screens. Organic light-emitting diodes, more widely known as OLEDs, illuminate the digital displays in products like mobile phones, smartwatches, and television screens. For this illumination to be possible, various chemical materials are involved – including … Read more

Silico: A chemist’s new best friend?

Oliver Lee is a postgraduate student working in the School of Chemistry. Under the guidance of Professor Eli Zysman-Colman, Oliver’s primary focus comprises designing efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).  OLEDs are used primarily in devices such as smartphones, computers, light panels, and other tools requiring screens that emit light. These devices can emit across the … Read more