Some east African cities are growing ten times faster than cities in other, wealthier parts of the world and there’s a compelling economic case for ensuring such development is low carbon, writes Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant and Andy Gouldson from the University of Leeds in The Conversation (22.03.2016). Researchers studied a range of measures that…
The implications for air quality, human health and regional climate if Britain were to leave the EU have been highlighted in a University of Leeds study, which demonstrates that EU policies and technologies save 80,000 deaths annually. Published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, it is the first study to look into the effectiveness of specific EU policies…
Driverless cars could change the way we travel, work and organise our lives – but while the pros will bring substantial benefits they may not outweigh the cons for energy use, according to new research by scientists from the University of Leeds, University of Washington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The research, presented in an…
Huge landslides became a major threat in the North of England during the record rainfall of December and the incidence of them will increase as the climate alters, a senior academic from the University of Leeds has told regional BBC news programmes. Dr Bill Murphy, a senior lecturer in Engineering Geology, was interviewed by meteorologist…
Has the naming of storms in the UK been useful in raising awareness of their potential  severity? The trend for personalising storms that involve a yellow, amber or red warning and are likely to have a medium or high impact means that we’ve got to ‘I’ (for Imogen) already – and it’s still only early February. …