Sustainable development in northern Peru – a personal experience (part 2)

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the second of a four-post series, Jennifer tells us about her trip.

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Tourism development in northern Peru – a personal experience

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the first of a four-post series, Jennifer tells us about her trip.

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How noisy is too noisy? Understanding how underwater noise from offshore wind turbines can impact the environment.

In July 2013 the RV Princess Royal was home to a group of UK underwater sound specialists, called the Bio-Acoustic Research Consortium (BARC). This new project is led by Dr Per Berggren from Newcastle University’s School of Marine Science and Technology and it brings together a range of noise specialists, ecologists and industry professionals with a common aim: to better understand the impact of underwater noise on marine ecosystems.

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Disciplines and cultures collide in Tanzania!

In June 2013, NIReS part-funded medical student Kym Wakefield to undertake research into an entirely different discipline during a field trip to Tanzania. In this thought-provoking account of her stay, Kym gives us an insight into what it is like working in the field collecting data, and how she got on.

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An update from Linhas Comunicacao, Sao Paulo!

I can´t believe how quickly the week has done!  I am just about to start my last day at Linhas Comunicacao on my trip sponsored by Newcastle University Business School.

My colleagues have been the perfect city guides throughout my stay and have made a real effort to educate me about life in Brazil.  One of the graduates at the company, Juliana, has been keen to practice her English and I had dinner with her and her university friends on the first two evenings.  I very much enjoyed this as I learnt more about university life in Sao Paulo too!

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The Nexus is already at the forefront of political and scientific debate

This is a blog post originally published at http://www.water-energy-food.org following an invitation to write some comments on a talk held at the German Pavillion at Rio+20.

“An avid follower of the Nexus Platform website, I was thrilled to find out about the side event happening at the German Pavillion at Rio+20. This discussion, held in the late afternoon of what was otherwise a disappointing Thursday at the Earth Summit, gave me encouragement on two accounts before I had even arrived.” – Edward Byers

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