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Centres to help solve UK conservation problems

Two research centres which will bring together environmental experts, mathematicians and wildlife statisticians to help solve some of the UK's biggest conservation problems are to be developed at the University of St Andrews.

Closing soon: environment prize

The initial closing date for the St Andrews Prize, an internationally acclaimed initiative aimed at finding new and inspiring ideas to help the environment, is fast approaching. Launched in September 2000, the annual initiative, which is co- sponsored by the University and international energy company Conoco, is offering $25,000, a medal and the encouragement of government, business and academic institutions in return for an innovative and original solution to an environmental problem. There will be additional awards, each of $5,000, for the runners-up.

The St Andrews prize

The University of St Andrews is looking for new and inspiring ideas to help the environment.

Volcanoes to shed light on DNA?

A novel comparison between the effect of the sun on skin and life in volcanic pools is being made by a University of St Andrews scientist.

Honour for conservationist

One of the UK's most prolific conservationists is to receive an honorary degree from the University of St Andrews.

New solutions for waste management

A system using rainwater as the basis for organic compost and a project which could reduce pollution emanating from semi- conductor plants are among the pioneering ideas competing for a prize aimed at finding practical solutions to worldwide environmental problems.