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Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry
Description
One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms – spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins has been excavated at a secret site in the Cotswolds.
Date:
22/07/2021

Getting a grip on the UKs plastic recycling crisis – alternatives to shipping the problem overseas

Getting a grip on the UKs plastic recycling crisis – alternatives to shipping the problem overseas
Description
More needs to be done to reduce UKs plastic recycling crisis as alternatives need to be find other than shipping the problem
Date:
09/07/2021

Open-source software to help cities plant in pursuit of clean air

Open-source software to help cities plant in pursuit of clean air
Description
Software to help towns and cities use street-planting to reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/07/2021

Breathing life into bone

Breathing life into bone
Description
An international team of scientists has used high-powered X-rays to show how an extinct dinosaur breathed.
Date:
07/07/2021

University of Birmingham researchers contribute to UK Climate Risk report

University of Birmingham researchers contribute to UK Climate Risk report
Description
Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee.
Date:
16/06/2021

Institutional environments trap disabled geoscientists between a rock and a workplace

Institutional environments trap disabled geoscientists between a rock and a workplace
Description
Inaccessible workplaces, normative departmental cultures and 'ableist' academic systems have all contributed to the continued underrepresentation and exclusion of disabled researchers in the Geosciences.
Date:
10/06/2021

Reports highlight the harms faced by UK families threatened with a family member's deportation

Reports highlight the harms faced by UK families  threatened with a family member's deportation
Description
UK families living with a member's insecure immigration status and threat of deportation, face extreme and wide-ranging harm, according to new research.
Date:
08/06/2021

Atlantic expedition tests theory of ancient climate change

Atlantic expedition tests theory of ancient climate change
Description
An international expedition has tested whether an intense global warming episode 56 million years ago was caused by unusual volcanic activity in the North Atlantic has been launched by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/06/2021
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