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Michael Gove, MP talks of our 'vital and impressive' research

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We were delighted to welcome Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on a visit to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on Wednesday 11 April 2018, alongside Counsellor Robert Alden of Birmingham City Council.
Date:
14/04/2018

Microplastics in our oceans: a Birmingham Brief

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The fate of plastics in the environment is a burning question and currently making headlines in the UK and globally. While most of the attention so far has focused on the accumulation of plastics in the world's oceans, very little is known about the pathway of plastic once it has been used by humans and heads towards the sea, including the way in which it is transported, its fate and the impact it has on freshwater and terrestrial environments and public health.
Date:
23/03/2018

The Forest Edge - 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships

The Forest Edge - 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships
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The Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarships programme will offer 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Birmingham over the next three years. Applications deadline: 16 March 2018
Date:
09/03/2018

Impact of climate change on Scottish rivers: project to protect wild Atlantic salmon

Impact of climate change on Scottish rivers: project to protect wild Atlantic salmon
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River managers will be able to moderate the impact of climate change on Scotland's rivers and fisheries by using a new online mapping tool to plan mitigation work
Date:
05/03/2018

World Water Day event - 22 March 2018

World Water Day event - 22 March 2018
Description
The University of Birmingham invite you to join us to be part of World Water Day 2018; a day of presentations and discussions of the newest developments in water science, policies and industries under theme of "The Answer is in Nature".
Date:
02/03/2018

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

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

Paris flooding harks back to one of the great breakthroughs in hydrology

Paris flooding harks back to one of the great breakthroughs in hydrology
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Conversation article by Dr Simon J Dixon. This year's flooding on the Seine harks back to a critical development in the history of flood hydrology and the water cycle.
Date:
08/02/2018
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