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Environment - 26.01.2022
Urban greening ’not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather
Urban greening is unlikely to provide a single fix for tackling extreme weather events brought on by climate change, scientists have suggested. A team led by researchers from Cardiff University has shown that the majority of cities around the world will not be able to reduce instances of heatwaves and flooding at the same time through the introduction of strategies such as green roofs, living walls, vegetated urban spaces and parks.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.01.2022
Novel research identifies fresh 'mixers' in river pollution 'cocktail'
Novel research identifies fresh ’mixers’ in river pollution ’cocktail’
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Water quality in rivers is affected by underpinning 'natural' hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes, as well as interactions between people and their environment that are accelerating stress on water resources at unprecedented rates.

Environment - 25.01.2022
Toxic 'forever chemicals' found in otters across England and Wales - new research
Toxic ’forever chemicals’ found in otters across England and Wales - new research
A group of synthetic substances known as "forever chemicals" because of their environmental persistence have been found in otters across England and Wales. The study led by Cardiff University's Otter Project analysed historical data and found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have been linked to health problems in both humans and wildlife, in Eurasian otters.

Environment - 21.01.2022
Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees
Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them from sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown.

Computer Science - Environment - 19.01.2022
Cambridge partners with Schmidt Futures in new software engineering network
Cambridge partners with Schmidt Futures in new software engineering network
Software engineers will bridge the gap between modern science and scalable complex software at four leading universities.

Environment - 13.01.2022
Damaging microplastic particles stay trapped in rivers
Damaging microplastic particles stay trapped in rivers
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Swirling river waters can trap lightweight microplastics that otherwise might be expected to float - depositing them in riverbeds where it can take up to seven years to transport them just a kilometre further towards the ocean, a new study reveals.

Social Sciences - Environment - 10.01.2022
Roles, responsibilities and capacities: Theorizing space, social practice, and the relational constitution of energy demand in and beyond Manchester
In a new journal article Dr Torik Holmes introduces a novel relational-space-inspired approach for exploring how cities become energy demanding sites over time. Urban energy transitions have increasingly formed a central topic of research over the past two decades. This is, in part, because 'modern urbanised societies are massively dependent on energy' - cities are understood to account for close to '75% of global carbon dioxide emissions and 75% of energy consumption'.