Groundbreaking Larsen C ice shelf research by Dr Adam Booth and other Priestley Centre scientists from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds has been ranked number 3 in Science News’ top 10 science stories of 2017. The story, described as “an opportunity to make scientific headway”, is enthusiastically introduced by…
A new study has revealed that methane emissions from global agriculture in 2011 were 11 per cent higher than previous estimates. The research used data from new agricultural practices in the IPCC’s 2006 model, which was used to simulate future methane emissions. Changes in livestock size, growth and feed, as well as manure management, have contributed to the…
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…
A tornado in a bottle and volcanoes erupting bicarbonate of soda “lava” proved popular at The Great Yorkshire Show, where they gave Leeds researchers Lindsay Bennett and Cat Scott an opportunity to talk about science. The researchers, who were demonstrating the handmade props with nothing more technical than pop bottles and lemons for the BBC’s Terrific Scientific  investigations,…