Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges partners with Bristol on environmental education programme 12 February 2019 Academy Award-winning actor and producer Jeff Bridges has partnered with the University of Bristol Cabot Institute for the Environment to produce a short film as part of his new educational programme around climate change.
- New degree will train next generation of plant biologists 21 February 2019 A new Plant Sciences degree that will train the next generation of plant researchers to tackle major issues such as global food security for a growing population has been launched by the University of Bristol.
- Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt 14 February 2019 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in November 2017 after 50 years of dormancy.
- Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges partners with Bristol on environmental education programme 12 February 2019 Academy Award-winning actor and producer Jeff Bridges has partnered with the University of Bristol Cabot Institute for the Environment to produce a short film as part of his new educational programme around climate change.
- New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared 7 February 2019 Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King’s College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol.
- Bristol researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges 29 January 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
- Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods 23 January 2019 A city’s ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by using scientific practices for emergency plans and involving decision-makers in the process.
- Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation 14 January 2019 Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources.
- Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland 9 January 2019 The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland’s glaciers is significantly affected by subglacial weathering, a new study has found, shedding further light on the geochemistry of meltwaters.
- Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds 3 January 2019 The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study led by Cabot Institute Director, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.
- ‘Pause’ in global warming was never real, new research proves 21 December 2018 Claims of a ‘pause’ in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today [19 December 2018].