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Leeds scientists are part of a £7.8m project to improve African weather forecasting capabilities and benefit the livelihoods of African populations. The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Council, will be led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and involves seven researchers from across the School of Earth and Environment, Leeds…
Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5billion Government programme to support research that addresses critical problems in developing countries across the world….
A tornado in a bottle and volcanoes erupting bicarbonate of soda “lava” proved popular at The Great Yorkshire Show, where they gave Leeds researchers Lindsay Bennett and Cat Scott an opportunity to talk about science. The researchers, who were demonstrating the handmade props with nothing more technical than pop bottles and lemons for the BBC’s Terrific Scientific  investigations,…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate took part in a three-day conference on Mediating Climate Change (4-6 July 2017) at the University of Leeds. Lucy Rowland reports on the Environmental Humanities-led conference and the wide range of perspectives it explored. Taking place during the bicentenary of the global climate crisis prompted by the eruption of Mount…
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