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Bristol has lead author in latest IPCC report on 1.5 degrees of warming 9 October 2018 To produce its reports, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mobilizes hundreds of scientists and University of Bristol Professor Tony Payne has been a lead author on the Impacts chapter in the latest report published on Monday 8 October.
  • Bristol has lead author in latest IPCC report on 1.5 degrees of warming 9 October 2018 To produce its reports, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mobilizes hundreds of scientists and University of Bristol Professor Tony Payne has been a lead author on the Impacts chapter in the latest report published on Monday 8 October.
  • Understanding natural fungicide synthesis: the pathway to strobilurins revealed at last 5 October 2018 Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Hannover studying a naturally-produced compound that inspired the biggest selling family of commercial agricultural fungicides have, for the first time, discovered how this important class of compound is synthesised in nature. The findings could potentially be used in the future to enable a ‘pick and mix’ approach with combinations of enzymes to make designer biosynthetic pathways for new compounds that could help to control crop diseases.
  • Bristol comes together for Green Great Britain Week 26 September 2018 The University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment, in conjunction with Bristol Green Capital Partnership and its members, will be taking part in Green Great Britain Week from the 15 to the 19 October with a host of events and activities planned in Bristol.
  • Greenhouse Gas Removal report published 25 September 2018 The Greenhouse Gas Removal report was launched on the 12 September at a press briefing hosted by the Science Media Centre.
  • ‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats 14 September 2018 New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the "least bad" option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such "land-efficient" systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland.
  • ‘Dragon eggs’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity 7 September 2018 The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge measurement system that can withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano.
  • New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies 5 September 2018 New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes.
  • Episodic and intense rain caused by ancient global warming 4 September 2018 A new study by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that ancient global warming was associated with intense rainfall events that had a profound impact on the land and coastal seas.
  • Where would we 'bee' without pollinators? 31 August 2018 Without pollinators there would be no strawberries, apples and chocolate. At this weekend's Bee Festival at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden people will be able to find out how they can help bees and other vital pollinators or learn about growing fruit and vegetables. The Festival will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Avon Beekeepers Association Annual Honey Show.
  • Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists 29 August 2018 A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers. The tool, developed by University of Bristol scientists, aims to help reduce prevalence of the disease.

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