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“They mentioned being a reviewer, so I’m definitely going to look into that – I think it  would be a really good starting point for to get into it,” said Sarah Gore of Cardiff University, packing up her bags as the MAPERS course on global scientific assessments came to a close....

Together we have the power to change threats into opportunities writes Maria Beger. This blog was first published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, 13 December 2017 Sunday night’s Blue Planet II episode was an epic and wonderfully presented rollercoaster of both the great conservation achievements and the threats to marine...

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...

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,...