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A spin-out from the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds is being used in the first BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) pilot project of its kind in the world. C-Capture, developed by Professor Chris Rayner, is being used by Drax Power Station, the UK’s biggest renewable power generator, to capture carbon dioxide….
The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, has launched an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds. The project aims to help the UK meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the UK Climate Change Act by building…
Extreme and unpredictable weather, made more frequent by climate change, is putting future supplies of British potatoes at risk according to a new report. The report, by the Climate Coalition, draws on research by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and says the UK can expect more frequent extreme weather events – including longer-lasting and…
Professor Lea Berrang Ford, Priestley Chair in Climate and Health,  and Professor Lindsay Stringer, Professor in Environment and Development at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, are in Durban, South Africa attending the IPCC Working Group II’s First Authors’ meeting. Lindsay Stringer is a lead author for Chapter 8: Poverty, livelihoods…
A Leeds Fine Art student, Michiko Yamamoto, has been announced as one of six winners of the Grantham Art Prize. Launched on Earth Day 2018 by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Royal College of Art (RCA), the inaugural competition aimed to merge science and art to create pieces that…