Global science issues

  • Microplastics

    The massive problem of microplastics

    15 November 2016

    As plastics fill up and pollute our oceans, recognising their value rather than thinking of them as disposable could help us deal with what has turned into a large, global problem

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    Grand challenges set for science students

    26 October 2016

    New competition asks young people to explore solutions for global health and development issues

  • A globe

    Good chemistry

    6 January 2015

    There are all sorts of ways chemists can use their skills to aid global development, writes Josh Howgego

  • Climate research heats up

    Climate research heats up

    20 November 2014

    Nina Notman meets some of the atmospheric chemists fitting the pieces of the climate change jigsaw together

  • Spraying crops

    Set a fungus to catch a fungus

    1 July 2013

    Ian Le Guillou finds out how the success of the synthetic organic fungicide azoxystrobin showcases the importance of organic chemistry to global food production