Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding 17 October 2019 From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges.
- Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change, and what we can do about it now 21 October 2019 An international group of scientists show that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public’s right to be accurately informed about climate change by funding efforts to deceive people about the dangers of their product. A report* illustrating how the industry “polluted the information landscape” and how the damage could be undone is published today [Monday 21 October].
- Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding 17 October 2019 From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges.
- How ocean ecosystems recovered after mass extinction event 66 million years ago 17 October 2019 An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have produced an unprecedented record of the biotic recovery of ocean ecosystems that followed after the last mass extinction, 66 million years ago.
- DEEP PURPLE – future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet 11 October 2019 An ERC (European Research Council) Synergy grant of €11 million over six years (2020-2026) has been awarded to an international group of scientists coordinated by the University of Bristol to examine the role of glacier algae in progressively darkening the Greenland Ice Sheet surface in a warming climate.
- Scientists 'must be allowed to cry' about destruction of nature 10 October 2019 Scientists witnessing the destruction of the natural world must be supported and "allowed to cry", researchers say.
- Bristol scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms 7 October 2019 What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC.
- New Global Animal Welfare Assurance launched to improve lives of farmed animals 4 October 2019 A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to increase the proportion of animals farmed to high-welfare standards.
- Botanic gardens could help mitigate against climate change and biodiversity loss 2 October 2019 The Secretary General of the world's largest plant conservation network, with over 600 members, that links botanic gardens around the world in a shared commitment to save threatened plant species and raise awareness about the importance of plants will give a talk organised by the University of Bristol Botanic Garden next week [Monday 7 October].
- Bristol engineers elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering 30 September 2019 Professors Dimitra Simeonidou and Jonathan Cooper from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
- Coastal communities highly threatened by rising sea-levels, even with climate change mitigation 19 September 2019 An international group of scientists have urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change. Almost every aspect of the planet’s environment and ecology is undergoing changes as a result of climate change, some of which are profound if not catastrophic for the future. Rising sea-levels is one of the biggest threats.