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University of Leeds to host regional hub for climate education

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An education hub that will help students and young people to turn their climate and sustainability ambitions into action is to open at the University of Leeds. The Climate Ambassadors Scheme will provide nurseries, schools, colleges and universities across England with free access to local experts. To support the expansion of the scheme, nine regional...

Collaborating with Indigenous communities on climate science

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New research into climate change will focus on the lived experience of Indigenous communities in the Arctic. University of Leeds and Inuit researchers will look at ways to connect Indigenous knowledge with the science behind climate research in a ground-breaking new project. The project is led by Professor James Ford, Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley...

Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal

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The side effects of large-scale forestation initiatives could reduce the CO2 removal benefits by up to a third. Researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield used computer models, which simulate the land, ocean and atmosphere, to investigate the impact of forestation under future climate scenarios. They found that while forestation increases...

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting – and being replaced by vegetation

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An estimated 11,000 sq miles or 28,707 sq kilometres of Greenland’s ice sheet and glaciers have melted over the last three decades, according to a major analysis of historic satellite records. The total area of ice loss is equivalent to the size of Albania, and represents about 1.6 % of Greenland’s total ice and glacier...

Decarbonising the world’s industries

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Harmful emissions from the industrial sector could be reduced by up to 85% across the world, according to new research. The sector, which includes iron and steel, chemicals, cement, and food and drink, emits around a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – planet-warming gases that result in climate change and extreme weather. This...