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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 Birminghamin the UK and Northwestern University in the US.
Date:
24/08/2020

Routing apps can deliver real-time insights into traffic emissions

Routing apps can deliver real-time insights into traffic emissions
Description
Routing apps such as Google Maps or Nokia's Here platform could offer a cost-effective way of calculating emission hotspots in real time, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/08/2020

The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city

The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city
Description
The centre of Beirut has suffered devastation following an explosion which has destroyed the port, caused massive damage to the Lebanese capital and resulted in numerous deaths.
Date:
11/08/2020

Does fossil study prove iconic sabretooth was really a 'pussycat'?

Does fossil study prove iconic sabretooth was really a 'pussycat'?
Description
Not all sabretooth cats were fearsome predators – some may have been scavengers using their teeth to rip open carcasses before extracting their prey's innards with a big tongue, according to a new study.
Date:
26/06/2020

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards
Description
Two scientists from the University of Birmingham have been recognised with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Date:
24/06/2020

Ethical approaches to using behavioural insights in government

Ethical approaches to using behavioural insights in government
Description
There has never been a more important time to ask the question of how governments can change behaviour for the public good.
Date:
04/06/2020

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study
Description
Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.
Date:
29/05/2020
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