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Building better infrastructure to withstand earthquakes will be the core topic of discussion during a top-level international conference at Leeds next week. The University of Leeds-Kyoto University International Symposium: Advanced Engineering for Natural Disaster Identification, Mitigation, Prevention and Response, takes place on campus between 17 and 19 September. Both universities are part of the British…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate welcomes Prof Bernard Lenz who has been awarded a Fellowship to study the energy demand  in cities in a warming climate. Prof Lenz, who is based at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, will undertake a six-month sabbatical working with the Priestley Centre’s researchers on “Possible adaptation process of…
A research ship carrying 600 international scientists including researchers from the University of Leeds will be deliberately wedged into Arctic sea ice to study the region’s climate system. The research expedition, aboard the 120-metre long RV Polarstern, aims to further understanding of the Arctic climate system and how it affects global climate models as they…
Academics from the Priestley Centre are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises…
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…