News

Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study, with implications for climate modelling. Fires cause large amounts of tiny particles, known as aerosols, to be released into the atmosphere. These aerosols, such as the…
Dr Natasha Barlow of The Priestley International Centre for Climate has been awarded €2 million over 5 years to study long term sea-level rise. Global sea-level rise is one of our greatest environmental challenges and is predicted to continue for hundreds of years, even if global greenhouse-gas emissions are stopped immediately. However, the range, rates and…
A new study gives insight into the prevalence of nitrogen-fixing trees in tropical rainforests and calls into question prevailing hypotheses for why they are so much more abundant than in temperate forests. Levels of soil nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus can significantly affect forests’ ability to gain biomass and effectively absorb and capture carbon…
International artist and University of Leeds Cultural Fellow Kat Austen will premiere a new artwork based on research in the Arctic at Bonhams in London (30 July – 17 August). The work, entitled The Matter of the Soul, is continuing its development during Kat Austen’s Cultural Fellowship in Art and Science at the University of…