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Posted 04 November 2015

Do trees really help clear the air in our cities?

In a recent article on The Conversation, Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, asks whether ´╗┐trees really help clear the air in our cities´╗┐, and considers the many ways in which trees affect the urban environment.

Posted 04 November 2015

Fireworks can reduce visibility

Researchers in the School have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative humidity was high.

Posted 27 October 2015

Assessing locations for vertical crop-growing system

Research has been conducted in collaboration with local SME business Saturn Bioponics Ltd to assess the geographical locations most likely to gain significant benefits from a newly-developed vertical growing system for crop production.

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