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A new study has predicted the effects driverless cars could have on urban transport systems and public behaviour. Using Leeds as a case study, researchers from the University of Leeds, TU Wien in Vienna and BOKU Vienna have used mathematical models to estimate the most likely and significant outcomes of having widely available autonomous vehicles….
Priestley Centre researcher Dr Amanda Maycock has received two prestigious awards for her work on Earth’s climate. Dr Maycock, an Associate Professor in Climate Dynamics at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (ICAS) at the University of Leeds, is a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2018. The £100,000 prize, given to 30 recipients…
An international workshop in Berlin, supported by scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate, has met to discuss how to deal with a growing mountain of literature in relation to climate solutions. More than 100 scientific studies on climate change are published every day on average. However, despite the burgeoning literature, solution options and…
The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years. A study by the University of Leeds has examined measurements from more than 1,600 locations in China. It found that more than 50 per cent of the locations showed…
Environmental artist Kat Austen is to premiere a symphony that uses water from the Arctic to highlight the effects of climate change. Having hacked the electronics of lab equipment to transform them into musical instruments, Dr Austen – a Cultural Fellow in Arts and Science at the University of Leeds – explores the changes to…