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Pollution from cooking remains in atmosphere for longer - study

Pollution from cooking remains in atmosphere for longer - study
Description
Particulate emissions from cooking stay in the atmosphere for longer than previously thought, making a prolonged contribution to poor air quality and human health, according to a new study.
Date:
08/12/2020

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities
Description
A new research project starting in January 2021 aims to provide an unprecedented international comparison of how counterterrorism and urban security change the everyday experiences of residents in European cities.
Date:
12/11/2020

Scientists unravel how and why Amazon trees die

Scientists unravel how and why Amazon trees die
Description
A huge new study has unravelled what factors control tree mortality rates in Amazon forests and helps to explain why tree mortality is increasing across the Amazon basin.
Date:
09/11/2020

Pterosaurs undergo dental examination to reveal clues about diets and lifestyles

Pterosaurs undergo dental examination to reveal clues about diets and lifestyles
Description
Researchers used dental microwear analysis to look at the wear patterns still visible on the teeth of 17 different species of pterosaur
Date:
28/10/2020

Lapworth Museum – Free Resources for Schools and Educational Groups

Lapworth Museum – Free Resources for Schools and Educational Groups
Description
Virtual education resources available at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
26/10/2020

Groundwater depletion in US High Plains leads to bleak outlook for grain production

Groundwater depletion in US High Plains leads to bleak outlook for grain production
Description
The depletion of groundwater sources in parts of the United States High Plains is so severe that peak grain production in some states has already been passed, according to new research.
Date:
06/10/2020

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril
Description
The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with huge implications for our terrestrial water cycle.
Date:
22/09/2020

COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call for water security

COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call for water security
Description
Urgent action on water security is essential to better prepare societies for future global health crises, say experts at the University of Birmingham in the UK and Northwestern University in the US.
Date:
24/08/2020
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