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Global warming may lead to a drop in lightning strikes, affecting atmospheric composition and the frequency of natural forest fires in the tropics, a new study suggests. Using a newly-devised method, scientists including Dr...[more]

The GCRF African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting (SWIFT) project launched their project website on Monday, 5th February, 2018. The four-year NCAS-led project is partnered with institutions based in four African...[more]

Professor Dominick Spracklen has secured highly prestigious European Research Council funding worth £2 million euros over the next five years. [more]

Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn.[more]

The School of Earth and Environment will be strongly represented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting that’s in New Orleans this year (11th – 15th December). The Institute of Geophysics (IGT), Institute for Climate and Atmospherics...[more]

An international team of scientists, led by the School of Earth & Environment, has quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change. [more]

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Forecasting weather in the tropical climate of West Africa has long been a problem for the region’s meteorologists. Aged infrastructure, outdated forecasting methods and the sheer intensity of the region’s weather extremes make...[more]

Martyn Chipperfield writes for The Conversation on how the 30-year-old ozone layer treaty Montreal Protocol is so successful it is now taking on Climate Change. The 1987 treaty that stopped the pollution causing a hole in the...[more]

New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. [more]

The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the size of London broke free earlier this month. Since the 12 July 2017 breakaway Dr Anna Hogg, from the Institute for...[more]

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