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A research ship carrying 600 international scientists, including researchers from the University of Leeds, is studying the region’s climate system. The ship will be deliberately wedged into Arctic sea ice as it floats past the...[more]

A new study improves understanding of the Earth system by explaining and quantifying important interactions and feedbacks between the biosphere and the atmosphere. For decades scientists have tried to understand why forests emit...[more]

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A new study shows more stringent emission controls are key to India's future health. More than 6.1 million people worldwide die each year as a result of exposure to air pollution, which increases the risk of cardiovascular...[more]

Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study. Fires cause large amounts of...[more]

Two students from the Faculty of Environment were awarded the Piers Sellers PhD Prize at a ceremony earlier this week. Jesus Vergara Temprado, School of Earth and Environment and Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science...[more]

Antarctica ramps up sea level rise Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone. The findings are from a major...[more]

Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent’s response to a warming climate. Scientists from the University of Leeds, the University of...[more]

Professor Martyn Chipperfield, who works at the School of Earth and Environment in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, is the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award winner for 2018. [more]

A new map of Antarctica, available to download from today, is providing the most accurate three-dimensional view of the continent to date. This latest digital elevation model (DEM), developed by the UK Centre for Polar...[more]

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2017/18 School of Earth and Environment Postgraduate Researcher Publications Prize as being: Amicia Lee – (IAG) Lee AL, Walker AM, Lloyd GE, Torvela T, 2017. Modeling the impact of...[more]

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