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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…
The health impact of climate extremes has been highlighted in a new report featuring academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Published in partnership with the Climate Coalition, the report includes research analysis by Dr Jenny Armstrong, Dr Ben Rabb and Priestley PhD researcher Bianca van Bavel. Their contribution focuses on temperature and extreme heat,…
Key institutions across Yorkshire including the University of Leeds are join forces to help tackle climate change. Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, set to launch in March, will provide an independent voice to help support and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region. It will focus on reducing carbon emissions as quickly…