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Is there a future for gay villages?

Is there a future for gay villages?
Description
Perspective article by Dr Phil Jones, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography,
Date:
16/02/2018

Action on air pollution needed now to save East African lives

Description
Air pollution in Nairobi is likely to become significantly worse by 2030 – putting thousands of lives at risk from one of the biggest killers in urban Africa – unless action is taken now, according to an alliance of African and British experts.
Date:
12/02/2018

Scientists gain insight into how the rainforest collapse 307 million years ago impacted the evolution of early land vertebrates

Scientists gain insight into how the rainforest collapse 307 million years ago impacted the evolution of early land vertebrates
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered that the mass extinction seen in plant species caused by the onset of a drier climate 307 million years ago led to extinctions of some groups of tetrapods, the first vertebrates to live on land, but allowed others to expand across the globe.
Date:
07/02/2018

UK-East Africa experts gather to tackle killer air pollution

UK-East Africa experts gather to tackle killer air pollution
Description
An alliance of African and British experts has gathered at the University of Birmingham to understand how to save lives at risk from air pollution – one of the biggest killers in urban Africa.
Date:
01/02/2018

A green and pleasant Northern Forest that will last

A green and pleasant Northern Forest that will last
Description
A Birmingham Brief by Professor Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, University of Birmingham
Date:
26/01/2018

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was named winner in the sustainability category at the Insider Property Awards earlier this month.
Date:
07/12/2017

Undergraduate Geography Student invited to CNN London

Undergraduate Geography Student invited to CNN London
Description
On Friday 17 November, Kerri Donohoe, a first year undergraduate in Geography was invited to CNN in London following a successful application to CNN's Diversity Open Day competition.
Date:
24/11/2017

University of Birmingham innovator wins Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge

University of Birmingham innovator wins Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge
Description
Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience at the University won the national award for a low-cost, non-invasive and self-contained road surface temperature sensor which remotely senses road surface temperature using infrared themometry.
Date:
21/11/2017
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