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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.04.2023

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.04.2023
Medieval monks accidentally recorded some of history's biggest volcanic eruptions
Medieval monks accidentally recorded some of history’s biggest volcanic eruptions
By observing the night sky, medieval monks unwittingly recorded some of history's largest volcanic eruptions, according to a new analysis of 12th and 13th century European and Middle Eastern chronicles. An international team, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, drew on readings of medieval texts, along with ice core and tree ring data, to accurately date some of the biggest volcanic eruptions the world has ever seen.

Environment - 05.04.2023

Environment - 04.04.2023
Citizens of Worlds: Open Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle
Citizens of Worlds: Open Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle
Jennifer Gabrys from Cambridge University will present at an online seminar on May 9th, 2023, 3-4.30 pm GMT.

Environment - Social Sciences - 31.03.2023
Artists and researchers team up to find sustainable solutions
Artists and researchers team up to find sustainable solutions
Date Artists from around the globe have been connected with Leeds academics to explore climate change and justice in an online research project. Five academics from the University of Leeds have worked with internationally based artists to support climate change initiatives as part of a project called 'For the Public Good' (FTPG).

Earth Sciences - Environment - 23.03.2023
Feature: UCL leads first expedition to remote island's lava lake
Feature: UCL leads first expedition to remote island’s lava lake
A team led by Dr Emma Nicholson climbed the summit of an active volcano on a remote, sub-Antarctic island, confirming the existence of a lava lake within its crater. Now they're back, analysing their data to better understand volcanoes and their environmental impacts. Mount Michael is a volcano shrouded in mystery.

Environment - 23.03.2023
At least 80% of the world’s most important sites for biodiversity on land currently contain human developments
At least 80% of the world's most important sites for biodiversity on land currently contain human developments, study finds At least 80% of sites identified as being internationally important for biodiversity on land currently contain infrastructure - of which more than 75% contain roads. In the future, more sites that are important for biodiversity could contain powerplants, mines and oil and gas infrastructure It's concerning that human developments exist in the vast majority of sites that have been identified as being critical for nature.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 23.03.2023
Europe urged to aim high in space exploration
Europe urged to aim high in space exploration
A panel of high level experts, including UCL academics Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Professor Chris Rapley, has recommended that the European Space Agency should embark on a revolutionary endeavour to significantly increase its autonomy in human and robotic space exploration.

Environment - 23.03.2023
Alerting vulnerable communities to extreme weather
Alerting vulnerable communities to extreme weather
Date Scientists have been awarded 2 million to develop ways of alerting communities in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique to extreme weather.

Environment - 22.03.2023
Recovering tropical forests offset just one quarter of carbon emissions from new tropical deforestation and forest degradation
Recovering tropical forests offset just one quarter of carbon emissions from new tropical deforestation and forest degradation, study finds Deforestation and forests lost or damaged due to environmental change are fast outstripping current rates of forest regrowth, according to an international team of scientists.

Innovation - Environment - 22.03.2023
Bath appointed to research ’digital spine’ for UK power network
Professor Furong Li will investigate digitising power systems for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Bath's power systems researchers have been appointed to a multi-partner team by the D

Environment - 16.03.2023

Environment - 13.03.2023
Now is the time to grasp opportunities to improve plastic recycling across the North
Professor Michael Shaver, Director of the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub Sustainable Futures , part of the University of Manchester, has published an open letter calling on Mayor of Greater Manc

Architecture - Environment - 12.03.2023
Architects set to share low-carbon building design expertise on India roadshow
Architects set to share low-carbon building design expertise on India roadshow
Design experts set to visit New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to share low-carbon, climate resilient building design ideas and tools University of Bath architecture experts will embark on a roadshow acro

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 08.03.2023
Humanity's quest to discover the origins of life in the universe
Humanity’s quest to discover the origins of life in the universe
Scientists from the University of Cambridge, ETH Zurich, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago have founded the Origins Federation, which will advance our understanding of the emergence and early evolution of life, and its place in the cosmos.

Environment - Innovation - 08.03.2023
UK's 'jet zero' ambitions must resolve resource and research questions around alternatives, Royal Society report argues
UK’s ’jet zero’ ambitions must resolve resource and research questions around alternatives, Royal Society report argues
Half of all UK agricultural land or more than double its renewable electricity supply would be required to make enough sustainable aviation fuel to meet the UK's targets for net zero flying, scientists have warned.

Health - Environment - 06.03.2023
Call for Manchester volunteers in dementia/Alzheimer’s pollution link study
Scientists are searching for volunteers in the Manchester area with a family link to dementia or Alzheimer's disease to help them better understand the connection between air pollution and brain health.

Environment - Career - 02.03.2023
Two Imperial engineers win European grants for pioneering research
Two Imperial engineers win European grants for pioneering research
Two Imperial engineers have won European Research Council Proof of Concept grants for their pioneering research.

Environment - 01.03.2023
Woodcocks have the brightest white feathers ever measured
Woodcocks have the brightest white feathers ever measured
The mainly brown woodcock uses its bright white tail feathers to communicate in semi-darkness, reflecting 30% more light than any other known bird. These surprise findings, by a team led by an Imperial College London scientist, suggest there is much to learn about how birds that are most active at night or at dawn and dusk communicate.

Environment - Economics - 28.02.2023
Policymakers in Singapore should act to overcome climate adaptation shortcomings
Far-reaching interventions are needed to overcome shortcomings in Singapore's approach to climate adaptation projects.

Environment - Innovation - 28.02.2023
UK ’net zero’ aviation ambitions must resolve questions around alternatives to jet fuel
Bath academic Prof Marcelle McManus co-authors major new Royal Society report A new Royal Society report co-authored by University of Bath academic Professor Marcelle McManus has warned that producin

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.02.2023
A looming water crisis at the world's highest glacier
A looming water crisis at the world’s highest glacier
Climate change is hitting the hardest in the world's mountain ranges. We learn how Leeds glaciologist Professor Duncan Quincey is helping locals at the world's highest glacier.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.02.2023
’Antisocial’ damselfish are scaring off cleaner fish customers - and this could contribute to coral reef breakdown
Damselfish have been discovered to disrupt -cleaning services- vital to the health of reefs. And climate change may mean this is only likely to get worse.

Environment - Innovation - 23.02.2023
Prioritise tackling toxic emissions from tyres, urge Imperial experts
Prioritise tackling toxic emissions from tyres, urge Imperial experts
Imperial experts are calling for more to be done to limit the potentially harmful impact of toxic tyre particles on health and the environment. The researchers, from Imperial College London's Transition to Zero Pollution initiative, warn that even though electric vehicles remove the problem of fuel emissions, we will continue to have a problem with particulate matter because of tyre wear.

Environment - 21.02.2023

Environment - 20.02.2023
Rationing: a fairer way to fight climate change?
World War II-style rationing could be an effective way to reduce carbon emissions, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

Linguistics / Literature - Environment - 20.02.2023
Manchester rated ’Excellent’ by UNESCO as a Creative City of Literature
Manchester has been rated 'Excellent' in all categories by UNESCO after submitting its first report since becoming a City of Literature - a unique achievement among the prestigious group of global cities.

Environment - 17.02.2023
Analysis: For developing world to quit coal, rich countries must eliminate oil and gas faster
Dr James Price and Dr Steve Pye (both UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) warn in The Conversation that as numerous countries rely on coal for power, oil and gas need to be phased out quickly to keep carbon emissions below catastrophic climate change levels.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.02.2023
Chemical engineer wins European grant for next generation battery research
Chemical engineer wins European grant for next generation battery research
A Chemical engineer has won a European Research Council Proof of Concept grant to scale-up new technology for redox flow batteries.

Environment - Computer Science - 09.02.2023
International prize for University of Glasgow data scientist
A University of Glasgow data scientist has picked up a prize at the first annual Analysts Awards, administered by the Institute of Analytics (IoA).