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Urgent need to transform key food producing regions in Africa by 2025

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Joint University of Leeds, CIAT, CGIAR and CCAFS press release: Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. The study shows that maize, beans and bananas are most at risk from climate...

Smaller, longer-lasting bubbles could reduce global temperatures

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The stream of bubbles created by ships as they cross the ocean could be geoengineered to help reduce global temperatures by almost a degree in the longer term, researchers at the University  of Leeds have discovered – but only if bubbles are smaller and made to last longer. A study looking at the effervescent trails found that the effect...

Brexit challenge for air quality highlighted

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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...

The pros and cons of driverless cars

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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...