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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]

Research ship and scientists

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]

Mountain and climber

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]

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]

India and traffic. Image: Wikimedia creative commons

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]

Dr Natasha Barlow has been awarded an ERC starting grant, for a project titled ‘Rates of Interglacial Sea-level Change, and Responses' (RISeR).  Global sea-level rise is one of our greatest environmental challenges and is...[more]

Weather Information and Forecasting Equipment

The University of Leeds has been ranked in the top three UK universities for global funding success, according to new data from Research Fortnight.  Across the University, 53 different projects are supported by the Global...[more]

Fossils come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from isolated fragments of bones and teeth to complete skeletons. Palaeontologists face an important question, ‘does the quality of fossil skeletons impact our understanding of...[more]

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]