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Tackling uncertainty in climate projections

Tackling uncertainty in climate projections
Description
Dr Gregor Leckebusch has won a major grant as part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) China project sponsored by the Newton fund, to look at uncertainty in climate projections.
Date:
27/10/2015

New insights into footprint tracks

New insights into footprint tracks
Description
A project undertaken by undergraduate student Luke Meade has provided new insights into the early reptiles and amphibians that produced a collection of Carboniferous footprints held in the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
21/10/2015

Independent report into conditions in Calais migrant camps outlines failure to meet recommended standards

Independent report into conditions in Calais migrant camps outlines failure to meet recommended standards
Description
An independent report of the Calais migrant camps, the first of its kind, has confirmed the perilous conditions facing the occupants, which fail to meet the standards recommended by global authorities.
Date:
03/10/2015

Ice samples from Greenland and Russia provide clues to past and future climate change, experts discover

Ice samples from Greenland and Russia provide clues to past and future climate change, experts discover
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of carbonaceous aerosols - organic dust - transported from Asia and deposited in the Arctic over the last 450 years, according to research published today (28th September) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.
Date:
28/09/2015

Sampling methane and CO2 in the South Atlantic using UAVs

Sampling methane and CO2 in the South Atlantic using UAVs
Description
Dr Rick Thomas is part of a team of scientists and engineers who have successfully sampled methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic with the aid of an autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) octocopter.
Date:
07/09/2015

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth
Description
The idea of a deep-frozen world, "snowball Earth", has captured the imagination since first proposed in the 1990s. On several occasions in history, long before animals evolved, apparently synchronous ice sheets existed on all the continents. However, much like falling into a crevasse on a glacier, it's easy enough to enter such an ice age, but very difficult to escape.
Date:
26/08/2015

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period
Description
The second ice age during the Cryogenian period was not followed by the sudden and chaotic melting-back of the ice as previously thought, but ended with regular advances and retreats of the ice, according to research published by scientists from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences in the journal Nature Geoscience today (24 August 2015).
Date:
24/08/2015

The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?

The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?
Description
Beijing has successfully fought off Almaty, Kazakhstan for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China's capital forged ahead with its bid despite concerns that its games will take place over an unprecedented geographical area and will require a set of colossal construction projects, and now the work will begin.
Date:
31/07/2015
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'Planning for Hyper-diversity in a Global City: The Politics of Diversity in London'

'Planning for Hyper-diversity in a Global City: The Politics of Diversity in London'
Date
11/05/2016
Location:
Aston Webb (R6 on campus map) - WG12
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Mike Raco (UCL) - Wednesday 11 May (13:00-14:00)

'Hipsters on the High Street: retail gentrification, class and disgust'

'Hipsters on the High Street: retail gentrification, class and disgust'
Date
18/05/2016
Location:
Geography and Environmental Sciences Building (R26 on the Edgbaston Campus map) Room 311
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Phil Hubbard, University of Kent - Wednesday 18 May (16:00-17:00)

'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'

'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'
Date
25/05/2016
Location:
Aston Webb Building - G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Kevin Bishop, University of Uppsala - Wednesday 25 May (13:00-14:00)
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