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Bizarre armoured spikes belong to oldest ankylosaur ever discovered

Bizarre armoured spikes belong to oldest ankylosaur ever discovered
Description
An unusual fossil showing a series of spikes fused to a rib has been revealed to be the remains of the oldest ankylosaur ever found and the first from the African continent.
Date:
23/09/2021

New undergraduate programmes addressing major global challenges and their impact

New undergraduate programmes addressing major global challenges and their impact
Description
The University of Birmingham's College of Life and Environmental Sciences has introduced new undergraduate programmes in Human Sciences and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability.
Date:
22/09/2021

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change
Description
A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.
Date:
09/09/2021

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health
Description
University of Birmingham experts are part of a new research programme investigating how air pollutants in indoor spaces such as homes, schools and workplaces can adversely affect human health.
Date:
28/07/2021

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
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Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century
Date
27/10/2021
Location:
Zoom
Description
Roundtable discussion of the entanglements and power relations at stake in histories of ecological extraction
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