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A huge global network of researchers is working together to take the pulse of our global tropical forests. ForestPlots.net, which is co-ordinated from the University of Leeds, brings together more than 2,500 scientists who have examined millions of trees to explore the effect of climate change on forests and biodiversity. A new research paper published…
Fundamental changes in our economies are required to secure decent living standards for all in the struggle against climate breakdown, according to new research. Governments need to dramatically improve public services, reduce income disparities, scale back resource extraction and abandon economic growth in affluent countries, if people around the world are to thrive at the same time…
A new flagship restoration project showcasing an alternative future for the UK’s uplands has been launched. Wild Ingleborough aims to restore an iconic area in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, around Ingleborough – the second highest peak in the Dales. The project is a partnership between the University of Leeds, the United Bank of Carbon, WWF, Yorkshire…
Amazon rainforests could be at far higher risk of extreme drought than previously thought, according to new research. An international study led by the University warns that huge areas in the eastern part of the Amazon face severe drying by the end of the century if action is not taken to curb carbon emissions. As…
Leeds researchers have contributed to a report concluding that action to improve the nation’s resilience to climate change is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet. Led by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the comprehensive independent assessment involving 130 organisations and over 450 contributors considered a catalogue of risks and opportunities…