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www.shutterstock.com Contrary to all British summertime norms, the country has basked in seemingly endless sunshine for a while now. 18m pints of beer were drunk last weekend alone, as fans celebrated England beating Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals and temperatures hit 30°C. While a sunny summer is undoubtedly...

Land Lines, a research project exploring British nature writing from the late 18th century to the present, was one of four teams that recently became involved with the Leeds Cultural Institute project Creative Labs: the Climate Edition, with support from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Uniting academics with creative...

Priestley International Centre for Climate PhD researcher Claire Cooper writes about her first experience as a newly appointed Fellow for “Under Her Eye” Very occasionally, in the course of our academic lives, we are given the opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and explore the questions we have...

  wk1003mike / shutterstock Oscar Céspedes, University of Leeds Human society has come to rely on superior gadgets being produced every year. Each year, new phones or laptops are faster, sleeker and have even more capabilities. However, electronics are rarely recycled, and the carbon footprint of the internet already exceeds...

Cities looking to reduce their impact on the environment often overlook the main source of their carbon emissions. Here a Leeds research group argue that we are targeting climate change in the wrong way By Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson, Kate Scott and Joel Millward-Hopkins We tend to think about our...