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Recognition for University of Birmingham PhD student

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Recognition for University of Birmingham PhD student
Date:
10/03/2022

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors
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Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research.
Date:
07/03/2022

Free teaching resources to put sustainable fashion centre stage

Free teaching resources to put sustainable fashion centre stage
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Education experts have created free educational resources to put sustainable fashion centre stage in the classroom.
Date:
18/02/2022

Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution

Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution
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A set of Triassic archosaur fossils, excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania, have been formally recognised as a distinct species, representing one of the earliest-known members of the crocodile evolutionary lineage.
Date:
09/02/2022

Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees

Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees
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Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown.
Date:
21/01/2022

Powerful volcanic blast not the cause for 2018 Indonesian island collapse – new research

Powerful volcanic blast not the cause for 2018 Indonesian island collapse – new research
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The collapse of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano resulted from long-term destabilising processes, and was not triggered by changes in the magmatic system that could have been detected by current monitoring.
Date:
17/01/2022

Greenspace outside prison walls has a positive effect on prisoner wellbeing

Greenspace outside prison walls has a positive effect on prisoner wellbeing
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Prisoners who are incarcerated in buildings located in green areas are less likely to engage in self-harming or violent behaviours, new research shows.
Date:
13/01/2022

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds
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The fossil record, which documents the history of life on Earth, is heavily biased by influences such as colonialism, history and global economics, according to experts at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/01/2022
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Rethinking Empty Homes and Allocations in Social Housing

Rethinking Empty Homes and Allocations in Social Housing
Date
21/09/2022
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Zoom
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"Rethinking Empty Homes and Allocations in Social Housing"
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