Tag Archive for 'Professor Nick Hewitt'

Burning fast growing trees as a biofuel negatively impacts human health and crop production

January 10th, 2013 by Lancaster University

Large-scale cultivation of biofuels in Europe could lead to increased human mortality and crop losses according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre. These findings, published online in the letter ‘Impacts of biofuel cultivation on mortality and crop yields‘ in Nature Climate Change, demonstrate that the wider implications of biofuel cultivation need to be assessed […]

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by what we eat

February 15th, 2012 by Lancaster University

The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University. The report ‘Relative greenhouse gas impacts of realistic dietary choices’ published in the journal Energy Policy says that if everyone in the UK swapped their current eating habits for a vegetarian […]