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With a report revealing  air in 44 UK cities is too dangerous to breathe published  this week, our Leeds Climathon challenge on air pollution could not have been more timely – or more needed. Air pollution causes many chronic health problems, particularly respiratory and cardiovascular, and is also linked with...

cawayne/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Zac Taylor, University of Leeds After dodging the worst of Hurricane Irma, Florida’s coastal real estate boom shows no signs of slowing. In Miami and nearby waterfront cities, a survey of local records show that more than 90 luxury high-rise apartment blocks are under construction or have...

Joe Dunckley / shutterstock Stephen Hall, University of Leeds and Jeffrey Hardy, Imperial College London To fight climate change and meet the Paris Agreement targets the world will need to rapidly switch from fossil fuels to renewable or nuclear energy. According to the International Energy Agency, this will require up...

shutterstock. Martyn Chipperfield, University of Leeds The 1987 treaty that stopped the pollution causing a hole in the ozone layer is rightly seen as a major success story. It’s arguably the most successful international environmental agreement ever. It’s true that, 30 years on from the signing of the Montreal Protocol,...

What happens when a bunch of scientists decide to chat with people on the street about climate change? A pretty valuable public engagement event, that’s what  – probably more so for the climate scientists themselves than for the people with whom they interact. People who are prepared to stop and...