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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]

Sustainable Consumption book cover

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]

Volcano and lava

Crystals from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption have demonstrated a new way to recognise pre-eruption signals at Eyjafjallajökull and potentially other, similar volcanoes around the world. A team of volcanologists from the...[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]

City skyline

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced a new research centre, the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand (UKCRED). The centre will...[more]

Ireland rocks

Hot, Warm, Cold? New study identifies the temperature of lava when it carved geometric columns like those at Giant’s Causeway School of Earth and Environment alumna, Fiona Iddon, contributed to a new study identifying the...[more]