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Why quantifying plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans represents the next frontier

Why quantifying plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans represents the next frontier
Description
Plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans – Why quantifying plastic pollution in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems represents the next frontier
Date:
07/11/2019

Meteorite impact acidifies surface ocean 66 million years ago contributing to mass extinction

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Dr Sarah Greene at the University of Birmingham is a co-author on a new study in PNAS, titled 'Rapid ocean acidification and protracted Earth system recovery followed the end-Cretaceous Chicxulub impact.
Date:
24/10/2019

Nature contact in prison

Nature contact in prison
Description
Very strong opinions are held about what is 'appropriate' in prison and could nature help prisoners
Date:
12/09/2019

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
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