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Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs’ diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago. Previously, many scientists believed that plants...[more]

Researchers return to Arctic Ocean to study climate change impacts Scientists from the University of Leeds are among a team of researchers making a return voyage to the Barents Sea to carry out vital research on how climate...[more]

Some 540-520 million years ago, animals began to inhabit the seafloor, and this drastically changed the global environment. Their presence in the seabed stimulated the breakdown of organic material, which released carbon dioxide...[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]

Environment student success in new University awards Two students from the Faculty of Environment have been recognised in the inaugural University of Leeds’ Beaumont Awards, announced today. The winners, Olivia Byrne, School of...[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]

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Lucie Middlemiss has written a textbook on Sustainable Consumption, the first ever textbook on this topic and published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis. The book outlines the state of knowledge in the field of sustainable...[more]

Dr Anne Owen has been awarded the Sir Richard Stone prize. This US-$ 1,000 prize is awarded every two years for the best paper that was submitted and accepted for publication in the Journal Economic Systems Research. The prize is...[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]