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Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
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Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

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A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

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New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Date:
30/01/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with partners in India and the UK on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.
Date:
23/01/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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