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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.

97 Hours of Consensus

7 September 2014

Cabot Institute Director and University of Bristol scientist Professor Richard Pancost will feature in the 97 Hours of Consensus campaign addressing one of the most significant and harmful myths about climate change.

Help stop the decline of bees with only a single window box

1 September 2014

Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These products are all dependent on insect pollination, yet in recent years there has been a dramatic decline in bee and pollinator populations. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can make a difference with only a single window box.

Can technology encourage a sustainable lifestyle?

21 August 2014

New research that discusses the role technology can play in encouraging a sustainable lifestyle will be presented this month at the 2nd annual ICT4S (Information and Communications Technology for Sustainability) conference in Stockholm, Sweden [24-27 August].

New exchange programme takes vet students to Australia

20 August 2014

Two postgraduates among the first intake on the Vet School’s MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation have recently returned from a successful visit to Western Australia.

Bristol student finds new species of tree frog

20 August 2014

A new species of tree frog has been discovered in the forests of Madagascar by an MSc student at the University of Bristol.

Study finds the evolution of marine crocodilians was constrained by ocean temperatures

19 August 2014

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.