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Can we trust greenhouse gas inventories? As global levels of methane continue to rise, an investigation by the BBC’s Environment correspondent, Matt McGrath raised serious concerns about the Paris Agreement when it revealed that methane from human and biogenic sources was not being measured accurately by countries – or at all in tropical regions. As well…
The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the size of London broke free earlier this month. Since the 12 July 2017 breakaway Dr Anna Hogg, from the University of Leeds and Dr Hilmar Gudmundsson, from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), have continued to…
Priestley Centre Deputy Director Professor John Plane from the School of Chemistry has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his work in space physics and aeronomy. When announcing the nomination, the American Geophysical Union stated: “Professor Plane has made fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs in several fields of importance to aeronomy…
Leeds scientists are part of a £7.8m project to improve African weather forecasting capabilities and benefit the livelihoods of African populations. The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, will be led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and involves seven researchers from across the School of Earth and Environment, Leeds University Business…
Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5billion Government programme to support research that addresses critical problems in developing countries across the world….