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Banning plastic straws - a step in the right direction?

"The cost of the whole supply chain needs to be considered." Dr Philippe Blanchard from the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on the news that McDonalds will replace plastic straws with paper in all its UK and Ireland restaurants from September.


Professor Eric Jensen on the threat facing UK mammals

Professor Eric Jensen, expert in public engagement and the environment discusses, the news that one in five UK mammals, including the red squirrel and the wildcat, are at risk of extinction.

Wed 13 June 2018, 11:10 | Tags: environment, United Kingdom, Expert comment, Sociology, Wildlife

Dr Daniel Bayliss comments on the discovery of 'the building blocks of life' on Mars

Dr Daniel Bayliss comments on the news that NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old.

Fri 08 June 2018, 11:33 | Tags: Physics, University of Warwick, Expert comment, astronomy, astrophysics

Dr Elena Giusti on the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

Dr Elena Giusti, Assistant Professor in Latin Literature and Language, discusses the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction, won by Kamila Shamsie for her novel Home Fire, a reworking of Sophocles' Greek tragedy.

Thu 07 June 2018, 15:46 | Tags: book, author, Classics and Ancient History, Arts, Culture, Literature, History

Japan concerned that the US is a 'potentially rather erratic alliance partner'

Professor Christopher Hughes, expert in Japanese politics in University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studfies, comments on Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe's visit to the White House on 7th of June ahead of expected US-North Korea summit and G7 summit.

Fri 01 June 2018, 15:42 | Tags: Politics and International Studies, Japan

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