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A team of more than 100 scientists has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. Their analysis found the effects of climate change are altering the rainforest’s composition of tree species but not quickly enough to…
The Priestley Centre welcomes Tami Bond from the University of Illinois who has just commenced a six-month Leverhulme Visiting Professorship. Tami Bond is the Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is a world leader in the study of particle emissions, their color and how they affect the climate, as well…
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just…
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…