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Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 08.07.2020
Engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal's future generations from earthquakes
Engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal’s future generations from earthquakes
In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.06.2020
Opinion: Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation and mass slavery
Professor Mark Maslin and Professor Simon Lewis (both UCL Geography) write about how colonisation marks the beginning of the Anthropocene, and how the origins of racism and climate emergency share common causes.

Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Earth Sciences - 18.05.2020
Researchers to study ’DNA’ of Earth’s interior
An ambitious project set-up to map conditions underneath the surface of the Earth in unprecedented detail has been launched by scientists. Combining state-of-the-art technology with the latest high-performance computing, a UK team led by researchers at Cardiff University are aiming to create the very first 4D maps of the Earth's mantle - a huge layer of slowly moving rock that sits beneath our surface.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.04.2020
Analysis: Seabed fossils show the ocean is undergoing a change not seen for 10,000 years
Dr Peter Spooner (UCL Earth Sciences) shares what his team's study of deep-sea fossils reveals about the changes in ocean circulation, and how that has affected ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in ocean circulation may have caused a shift in Atlantic Ocean ecosystems not seen for the past 10,000 years, new analysis of deep-sea fossils has revealed.

Research Management - Earth Sciences - 04.03.2020

Earth Sciences - Environment - 30.01.2020
Exploring hidden Ice Age landscape in the English Channel
An ambitious survey of a former Ice Age landscape, which sits off the coast of Jersey in the English Channel seabed, is to be carried out on foot by a team of archaeologists led by UCL's Institute of Archaeology.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.01.2020
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.12.2019
Scientists call for urgent action to protect global groundwater
Governments and international committees must recognise the crucial contribution of groundwater to climate resilience and sustainable development, urges a group of international scientists and practitioners including from UCL.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 28.11.2019
Women in STEM: Fiona Llewellyn Beard
For Cambridge students For our researchers Business and enterprise Colleges and Departments Email and phone search Give to Cambridge Museums and collections Undergraduate Events and open days Fees an

Earth Sciences - 12.11.2019
Christmas and New Year mail arrangements
Please take note of the last posting dates for Christmas mail and UCL Mail Service closure dates. The UCL Post Room would appreciate your co-operation in observing the deadlines set by Royal Mail and assist us by posting early for Christmas.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2019
Seven Questions with Hamnah Shakeel
This week we meet second-year BA Geography student Hamnah, who has been heavily involved with sustainability initiatives at UCL.

Earth Sciences - Event - 15.10.2019
Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding
From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges. Three teams from the University of Bristol have been awarded a total of 800,383 from the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) , which aims to bolster innovation within the UK and developing countries by encouraging co-designed projects with practical applications that are mindful of local needs and sensitivities.

Earth Sciences - 27.08.2019
Scientists gather to discuss Mineral Resources for a Green Future
This week the University of Glasgow is hosting the largest Mineral Deposit research meeting in Europe in 2019.

Earth Sciences - 01.07.2019
The great Bristol shake off - making our world earthquake safe
Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters' Visitors to this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will be given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with EDF Energy. Members of the public will be able to explore the interactive exhibit at the free festival to celebrate the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK, running in London from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 July.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2019
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Geography) believes that uderstanding what people fear most can help prevent disasters.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 17.05.2019

Earth Sciences - 15.05.2019
Writing and research brought to life
Writing and research brought to life
Cardiff University writers and researchers will bring their work to life at one of the world's best known literature festivals.

Health - Earth Sciences - 17.04.2019

Economics / Business - Earth Sciences - 28.03.2019
Bristol selected to advise energy industry on safety of nuclear equipment
The University of Bristol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with major national and international players in the energy market to ensure that all nuclear equipment meets required standards.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 08.03.2019
Opinion: Why policymakers should care about location
Opinion: Why policymakers should care about location
What account should policymaking take of the notion of 'place' - the landscapes, cities and towns we inhabit, with all the opportunities and challenges they bring?

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 08.03.2019
Place and policy: where we live matters to policymaking
Place and policy: where we live matters to policymaking
What account should policymaking take of the notion of 'place' - the landscapes, cities and towns we inhabit, with all the opportunities and challenges they bring?

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.02.2019
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King's College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol. The first paper suggests that sustained collapse of Antarctic ice-cliffs into the ocean, caused by rising global temperatures and melting ice shelves, may not have a large impact on sea level rise.

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 04.02.2019
Glasgow will face off with a new dinosaur as Trix the T.rex comes to Town
Image courtesy of Naturalis Visitors to Glasgow will get an amazing opportunity to see one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons when it visits Scotland on the last leg of its European tour.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
UofG project wins NERC funding for flood risk assessment
A University of Glasgow-led research project which aims to provide improved defence against flooding in the Philippines has won funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Health - Earth Sciences - 06.01.2019
The Three Bears land at the University of Birmingham as part of the Big Sleuth
If you go down to the campus today, you're sure of a big surprise… in the shape of three Big Sleuth bears.

Health - Earth Sciences - 02.01.2019
Ing health hazards of volcanic emissions
Ing health hazards of volcanic emissions
Researching health hazards of volcanic emissions There are 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide andKīlauea volcano in Hawaii is one of the most active.

Earth Sciences - 26.11.2018
Study programmes in Dubai
A team of scientists and engineers from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have returned from Guatemala where they have been teaching local scientists how to use drones to map the Fuego volcano which violently erupted earlier this year.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 07.11.2018
Tiny crustacean had a heart more than 400 million years ago
Tiny crustacean had a heart more than 400 million years ago
An Imperial researcher is part of an international team that has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved crustacean. The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps, and is just a few millimetres long. Exceptional preservation This particular fossil preserves not just the animal's hard shell, but also its limbs, eyes, gut and gills - soft parts that are extremely rarely preserved.

Earth Sciences - 31.10.2018

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.10.2018

Earth Sciences - 17.10.2018
Prioritising help for the poorest hit by deadly natural disasters
Prioritising help for the poorest hit by deadly natural disasters
17 October 2018 A new statistical tool to help target resources following deadly natural disasters has been created by the University of Bristol, allowing governments to prioritise getting aid to the most vulnerable people.

Earth Sciences - 13.09.2018
Imperial geologist tackles field trip mental health
Imperial geologist tackles field trip mental health
Field trips help students and academics explore the environments they study - but some suffer mental health difficulties when out on excursions. Though field work is often seen as the highlight of studying or working in natural and earth sciences, the reality can be quite different.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.08.2018

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 26.07.2018
Classic fossil site re-explored in undergraduate project
Classic fossil site re-explored in undergraduate project
Aust Cliff near Bristol has been known as a rich fossil site since the 1820s. Since then, thousands of people have visited this spectacular location on the banks of the Severn, and collected fossils of ancient sharks and sea dragons.
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