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All the latest research news, discoveries and commentary
26 January 2023
New evidence has emerged on production of particles that could have a major global impact on atmospheric pollution
Negative environmental impacts and pressures associated with EU consumption have increased in Eastern Europe and around the globe
18 January 2023
Experts call on global educators to give youth more opportunities to ‘break new ground’ during studies
Plans for East Birmingham’s transformation into a Green Energy and Innovation Quarter is being launched today by city partners.
14 December 2022
In the face of a changing climate, long-life road surfaces could provide more durable highways and value for money in low-income countries
09 December 2022
The air we breathe today is much cleaner than in 1952, when choking smog brought London to a standstill – but is it clean enough?
01 December 2022
Thousands of migrants in overcrowded refugee camps are threatened by the effects of climate change
25 November 2022
The effects of climate change are taking their toll on refugees and migrants, as they wait in camps for their future to be determined.
22 November 2022
The Rwanda and UK governments joined forces at COP27 to help speed the delivery of innovative cooling technologies in Africa.
18 November 2022
NERC has appointed a new Chair, Professor David M. Hannah, to its Science Committee. This new appointment will commence on the 3 January 2023.
A new carbon footprint calculator for metal polishing has been created thanks to a tie-up between industry and the University of Birmingham ATETA programme.
11 November 2022
Professor John Bryson warns against COP27 becoming a talking shop for politicians displaying climate change concerns before returning to everyday politics.