The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years. A study by the University of Leeds has examined measurements from more than 1,600 locations in China. It found that more than 50 per cent of the locations showed…
To limit the rise in global temperature levels to a maximum of 1.5 °C, fossil fuel emissions should be cut by an additional 20 per cent above previous estimations due to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and permafrost, according to new research. Scientists, including Dr Sarah Chadburn from the University of Leeds, have used climate…
Food related emissions will take up our entire carbon budget by 2050 if we don’t change our diets and the way our food is produced, blowing any chance of meeting the raised ambition of the Paris Agreement. That is the conclusion of University of Leeds professor of population ecology Tim Benton and Dr Bojana Bajželj…
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…