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Living near a canal cuts chronic disease risk, researchers find

People from deprived areas can cut their risk of developing chronic life-shortening diseases by up to 15% if they live within 700m of a well-developed canal, according to new research.

Green light for green subsea research

Researchers are looking at sustainable ways to tap into the “significant reserves” of a vital energy source locked up under the surface of the waters surrounding the UK.

The perfect match

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, are working on a Tinder-style job-search app to help match freelancers with relevant businesses – with a slant towards the Common Good.

School pupils to help ramp up luge project

Students at Glasgow Caledonian University who are designing and manufacturing the first artificial luge ramp in the UK are to enlist the help of school pupils.

Research into mental health and climate change needed now to avert crisis

‚ÄčThe impacts of climate change on gender-based violence and mental health are two of the most prolific and least understood areas of study, according to the Centre for Climate Justice.

Climate finance needs to stop being "gender blind"

Climate finance needs to stop being “gender blind” and be made readily available to women at a grassroots level in climate-hit regions.

The need for resilience underlined by hard-hitting documentaries

The importance of climate resilience was underlined as two powerful documentaries received an exclusive screening at Glasgow Caledonian University last night.

Health and climate experts warn of climate-related health crisis

Health professionals and climate experts from around the world called for urgent action to tackle the growing climate-related health crisis, at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Game for saving the planet

Visitors to Glasgow Caledonian University today experienced first-hand what a devastated planet earth might look and feel like thanks to a host of educational video games created by students.

Glasgow schoolgirls trigger Twitter storm after signing climate charter

Schoolgirls had their voices heard around the world with a Twitter storm calling for climate action after signing Glasgow’s Children and Young People’s Climate Charter.

Hard-hitting documentaries to be screened at University

Two powerful documentaries about the devastating impact of climate change will receive an exclusive screening at Glasgow Caledonian University during COP26.

"Protection from climate change the unjust birthright of the rich"

Protection from climate change is the unjust birthright of the rich and privileged, Dr Mary Robinson told GCU's first COP26 Green Zone event.