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First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

19 September 2014

New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.

Responding and adapting to climate change

15 September 2014

How should we address the scientific, cultural, health, and social issues arising from climate change when there is uncertainty about its effects? Experts from around the world will meet in Bristol this month to discuss how best to respond to climate change in an uncertain world.

Jonathan Bamber talks sea level rise with global media

11 September 2014

Cabot Institute member, Prof Jonathan Bamber from the School of Geographical Sciences, is appearing on international radio and television to discuss his latest research on sea level rise and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

App helps people to plan for Bristol Green Doors

10 September 2014

Over 20 properties will be taking part in this weekend’s Bristol Green Doors open home event [Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September] and visitors will have the opportunity to take full advantage of them thanks to the Digital Green Doors Android and iPhone smartphone and tablet application.

No north/south divide in global hydroxyl levels

10 September 2014

The self-cleansing power of the atmosphere does not differ substantially between the northern and southern hemisphere according to surprising new findings, based on observational data and modelling, published in Nature today.

Egyptian artworks trace ecological collapse over 6,000 years

8 September 2014

Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artefacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.