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Shark Tank Re-Fit Lends Teeth To Research Into Prehistoric Seas
Description
Thousands of shark teeth from the bed of a Blackpool fish tank are helping researchers at the University of Birmingham in their quest to probe ancient mysteries of the deep.
Date:
21/01/2013
International research study to shed light on sources of air-polluting dust in India
Description
A quantitative analysis of dust sources in Delhi by scientists from India, the UK and the USA will provide important new insight into how individual sources of air-borne matter contribute to the overall concentrations measured in the atmosphere.
Date:
15/01/2013
BUCCANEER project recognised for environmental sustainability by the Lord Stafford Awards
Description
BUCCANEER, an innovative partnership with Birmingham City Council which developed a climate modelling tool, won the award for Environmental Sustainability at the prestigious Lord Stafford awards held on Thursday 15th November.
Date:
21/11/2012
Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment
Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment
Description
The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Development grant of £130,000 to progress plans to apply for a full grant for a major redevelopment project to create a significantly improved visitor experience and widen its access to young people, the public, and schools. Find out how you can get involved...
Date:
16/11/2012
Water deficiency in rivers could profoundly harm aquatic life
Description
Research led by Mark Ledger has shown that critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food chains that support aquatic life. The research, which has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, forms the conclusion to one of the longest experiments on drought ever conducted in freshwaters.
Date:
14/09/2012
Rapid re-colonisation of river after extreme flood
Description
After being virtually eliminated during a flood in 2005 in Wolf Point Creek, Alaska, salmon, meiofauna and most macroinvertebrates all re-colonised within two years, according to research led by Sandy Milner, and published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Date:
10/09/2012
Researching the air pollution filtering effects of green walls
Researching the air pollution filtering effects of green walls
Description
Professor Rob MacKenzie, in collaboration with researchers from Lancaster University, has produced a paper which suggests that by 'greening up' our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved.
Date:
30/08/2012
Environmental Science programmes receive accreditation from the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)
Environmental Science programmes receive accreditation from the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)
Description
Our undergraduate programmes in Environmental Science have been accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). Accreditation by this professional organisation reflects the high quality our degree programmes and recognises the excellence in teaching, learning and research aligned with professional development and practice.
Date:
29/08/2012
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