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A recent study of more than 100 years of river level records from the Amazon shows a significant increase in frequency and severity of floods. Scientists’ analysis of the potential causes could contribute to more accurate flood prediction for the Amazon Basin. Water levels of the Amazon River have been recorded daily in Port of…
Researchers have warned that embarking on negative emissions technologies without considering wider social and environmental implications is a “risky bet” that raises moral hazard issues. Priestley Chair of Climate Change and Public Policy Jan Minx is co-author of a Nature Comment article calling for the ethical issues around negative emissions technology (NETs) to be evaluated…
In 2008 the UK government passed the Climate Change Act, the first legislation of its kind to introduce legally binding emissions reductions targets.  The ten year anniversary of the Act will be marked as part of Green Great Britain Week  and the Priestley International Centre for Climate is playing an active part in the national…
Bioenergy students Nicola Wood and Samantha Sime accompanied James Mckay, manager of the CDT Bioenergy, to the British Science Festival in Hull on the evening of 12 September as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project ‘Low Carbon Technologies – the Art of a Sustainable Future’. The evening festival events were being held in…
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…