Press release

Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future interests. The study, led by the University, was set up to highlight the true monetary cost of flooding to the business sector and local communities. It aims to establish a framework in which insurers work more closely with businesses that…
High levels of heat and humidity driven by climate change could pose a significant threat to competitors at the Tokyo Olympics in July, a new study warns. Rings of Fire: How heat could impact the 2021 Tokyo Olympics features contributions from the University of Leeds, alongside the British Association for Sustainability in Sport (BASIS), Portsmouth…
Heat induced male infertility will see some species succumb to the effects of climate change earlier that thought, new research warns. A study of 43 fruit fly (Drosophila) species by a team including ecologists at the University of Leeds showed that in almost half of the species, males became sterile at lower than lethal temperatures….
Scientists studying the impact of record heat and drought on intact African tropical rainforests were surprised by how resilient they were to extreme conditions during the last major El Niño event. The Leeds-led international study, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today, found that intact rainforests across tropical Africa continued to remove…