Reading in the news - Mon 27 Jun
27 June 2022
#PlanetPartners: working to protect the environment
- #ShowYourStripes: Climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on Saturday, in front of a backdrop of the climate stripes, to address festivalgoers on the dangers of climate change. This is reported by BBC, NME, ITV, Daily Mail and MSN News, and pictures of the stage with stripes backdrop appear in the Guardian, The Times and others.
- #ShowYourStripes: A CNN video feature interviews Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) about the climate stripes and rising temperatures around the world and PhD student Chloe Brimicombe (Geography/Walker Institute) about the health impacts of heatwaves.
Skin mites: Continued international coverage of research led by Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) on the DNA of mites that live in our pores. Dr Perotti is interviewed on Times Radio, and new articles include Futura Science in France, Delfi in Lithuania, Focus Italia Online in Italy, El Universo in Ecuador, Telangana Today and Web India 123 in India, Guokr in China, Popular Science and Devdiscourse. Read our news story.
- Research carried out by Professor Dominik Fleitmann (formerly Meteorology/Archaeology) into the role drought played in the emergence of Islam is reported by Newsweek, MSN News, Yahoo News, Today UK News and Newsbreak.
- Research by Dr Tara Pirie (formerly Biological Sciences), revealing the number of animals killed by pet cats each year, is reported by the Sunday Telegraph (and in print).
- Estates Gazette (in print) interviews Paddy Allen, chair of the Pathways to Property initiative run by Henley Business School, about how the initiative has evolved since it was launched a decade ago.
- Irish News reports on Reading research showing that attractive plants are best for well-being benefits in homes and offices. Read our news story.
- A History and Politics student at Reading appeared on GB News to discuss proposed teacher strikes.
- A BBC Radio Berkshire interview with Nick Harborne, CEO of Reading Refugee Support Group, mentions research by Dr Federico Faloppa (Languages and Culture) into language used by society when talking about refugees and asylum seekers.