University of Bristol declares a climate emergency 17 April 2019 The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations and institutions across the country and the world to become the first UK university to declare a climate emergency, reaffirming our strong and positive commitment to take action on climate change.
- New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations 18 April 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world’s most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. Their insights could help people and governments better protect themselves against risk and flood losses.
- Professor Michael Kendall honoured with Royal Society Fellowship 18 April 2019 Bristol academic, Professor Michael Kendall, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the world's most eminent scientific academy, the Royal Society, for his exceptional contributions to science.
- University of Bristol declares a climate emergency 17 April 2019 The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations and institutions across the country and the world to become the first UK university to declare a climate emergency, reaffirming our strong and positive commitment to take action on climate change.
- Earth’s recovery from mass extinction could take millions of years 8 April 2019 How long will it take our biosphere to recover from the current climate crisis? It’s a question that makes for a sobering examination of Earth’s ongoing destruction. And it’s to the past, specifically the fossils of a tiny species that went out with the dinosaurs, that scientists have turned for the answer.
- Experimental new BBC sci-fi podcast aims to gauge the benefits of listening to natural sounds 4 April 2019 Academics from Bristol, Exeter and The Open University have joined forces with BBC Radio 4 on an ambitious national experiment looking at how listening to natural sounds could boost well-being.
- New appointment strengthens Bristol position as world leader in composites 2 April 2019 The University of Bristol and the National Composites Centre (NCC) are delighted to welcome Professor Ole Thybo Thomsen as NCC Chair in Composites Design and Manufacturing.
- Marine heatwave proves devastating to Shark Bay and dolphins, study finds 1 April 2019 Dolphin survival and reproductive rates suffered a significant decline following a 2011 marine heatwave affecting around 1,000km of Western Australia’s coastline. The findings, published in Current Biology and representing an international collaboration of researchers and universities, including Zurich and Bristol, have important implications for marine conservation and mitigating the effects of climate change.
- Inaugural Bristol Forum launches to turn ideas into action 29 March 2019 City leaders gathered today [29 March] with academics, businesses, community groups, students and others from the public and private sector to lay foundations for solving some of the city’s most pressing challenges.
- Bristol selected to advise energy industry on safety of nuclear equipment 28 March 2019 The University of Bristol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with major national and international players in the energy market to ensure that all nuclear equipment meets required standards.
- Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds 22 March 2019 New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and co-authored by the University of Bristol reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment