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Research by Professor Simon Lewis (Geography, University of Leeds) and Dr Greta Dargie (University College London) mapping the largest peatland in the tropics, an area larger than New York State in the Congo Basin in Central Africa, has received widespread international coverage. (See press release here.) The new study, published...

A study of thinning ice in Antarctica by University of Leeds researcher Dr Hannes Konrad has been featured on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Leeds and other BBC local radio stations. The study, which uses satellite observations of the ice going back to the early 1990s, shows how the...

Piers Sellers, astronaut and climate scientist, passed away on Friday 23 December in Houston from pancreatic cancer. He was 61. Dr Sellers had served as acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was an alumnus of the University of Leeds. University of Leeds...

John Plane, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Chemistry  and a deputy director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, has been awarded a medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for distinguished research in atmospheric sciences. The medal is named after Vilhelm Bjerknes, one of the leading...