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Air quality research supersite launched at University of Birmingham

Air quality research supersite launched at University of Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham is launching an Air Quality Research Supersite on its campus on National Clean Air Day, 20 June 2019.
Date:
20/06/2019

Subject success in The Guardian University Guide 2020

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The University of Birmingham is celebrating a rise to 16th place in the Guardian league table 2020, with the College of Life and Environmental Sciences having three subjects placed in the top 10.
Date:
12/06/2019

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security
Description
Pictures of the earth's water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according to new analysis by hydrology experts.
Date:
10/06/2019

Cities in the cloud – UK's largest urban experiment reaches Birmingham

Cities in the cloud – UK's largest urban experiment reaches Birmingham
Description
Birmingham is to join five other UK cities taking part in a vast monitoring experiment to help us better understand our complex urban environments and how they react to change and growth.
Date:
22/05/2019

Subjects climb in The Complete University Guide 2020

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Subjects climb in The Complete University Guide 2020
Date:
02/05/2019

Two University academics awarded the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship

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Two of the University of Birmingham's leading scientists have been awarded with a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship.
Date:
01/05/2019

NERC invests £1.3M to engage the UK public on big issues in environmental science

NERC invests £1.3M to engage the UK public on big issues in environmental science
Description
Researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Reading are seeking innovative ways to engage communities in environmental science, through story-telling and citizen science projects.
Date:
12/04/2019

Tracking the sources of plastic pollution

Tracking the sources of plastic pollution
Description
A new global initiative, led by the University of Birmingham shows how focussing on rivers and river mouths can yield vital clues about how we might manage the world's plastic crisis.
Date:
09/04/2019
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