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Cities around the world are embarking on ambitious initiatives to foster low-carbon, climate-resilient urban development. Mexico’s urban areas – home to four-fifths of the country’s population – are no exception. Three new Mexico Frontrunners briefs explore innovative approaches Mexico’s cities have adopted to meet the challenges presented by urbanisation and climate change. Focusing on eco-housing in…
Glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global sea levels. A 25-year record of satellite observations has been used to show widespread increases in ice speed across the Getz sector for the first time, with some ice accelerating into the ocean by nearly 50%. The new…
International company Lansinoh Laboratories Inc., led by a University of Leeds alumnus, is supporting the latest Priestley PhD scholarship. The doctoral research project, supervised by Dr Jim McQuaid, Professor Dan Marsh, and Dr Kirsty Pringle, will examine the co-benefits of a low-carbon economy: improved air quality and reduced global warming. Air pollution kills around seven…
The UK is investing £10 million in a new national green finance research centre that will advise lenders, investors and insurers. The research centre will enable them to make environmentally sustainable decisions, and support a greener global economy. Access to scientifically-robust data and analytics is currently patchy and unreliable. Armed with better information, underpinned by…
The emissions of a banned ozone-depleting gas have dropped rapidly following a previously unexpected spike. A team of international researchers analysed global air measurements of the ozone-depleting chemical chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11. The analysis involved the use of detailed atmospheric models to remove the effects of natural meteorological variations. They found that five years after an unexpected…