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New scientific techniques and an incredibly dry summer have come together to reveal an important part of Elsecar Village’s hidden heritage. A team from the University of Leeds have been using technology to search for remains of...[more]

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The timing and size of three deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2016 may have been pre-determined, according to new research that could improve earthquake forecasting. A joint British-Italian research team, including...[more]

Two University of Leeds professors, who have developed software that detects subsidence using satellite data, have secured £750,000 seed funding to launch the new spin out company SatSense. The investment comes from NPIF - Mercia...[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]

Satellite data has shed new light on seismic hazard in one of the world’s most deadly earthquake zones. Published today in Nature Communications 1, the COMET study describes how tectonic strain builds up along Turkey’s...[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]

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists. [more]

Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study. [more]

A new study led by researchers in the School of Earth and Environment has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume....[more]

Rock fragments brought to the seafloor by massive mud volcanoes have given scientists new clues about how far life may extend into the Earth’s interior. A team of scientists, including Dr Ivan Savov from the Institute for...[more]