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Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting

Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting
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A study, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent, according to research published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
Date:
11/03/2016

Discovery of new fossil reptile

Discovery of new fossil reptile
Description
An international team of scientists, from the University of Birmingham and three Brazilian universities, have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil. The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa.
Date:
11/03/2016

Measuring car emissions under real-world conditions

Measuring car emissions under real-world conditions
Description
Researchers in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences have recently been involved in trialling a new technology to monitor emissions of individual vehicles on real roads, under real conditions.
Date:
23/02/2016

Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars
Description
Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard
Description
Researchers in the School are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
03/02/2016

The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Richard Fortey

The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Richard Fortey
Description
As part of the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture series, the University is delighted to welcome renowned palaeontologist, writer and television presenter, Professor Richard Fortey, to deliver a keynote talk. Thursday 4th February 2016 (18:00-19:00)
Date:
15/01/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day Wednesday 20 January 2016 from 10am, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School
Date:
11/01/2016

Working with China to tackle air pollution

Working with China to tackle air pollution
Description
The University of Birmingham is embarking upon several new research collaborations with top universities and research institutes in China in the general area of atmospheric science - specifically looking at the causes and impacts of poor air quality and atmospheric pollution events in Beijing, and the prediction of future extreme weather events in China and East Asia.
Date:
06/01/2016
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