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Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation 15 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.
  • Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation 15 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 10 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.
  • ‘Pause’ in global warming was never real, new research proves 19 December 2018 Claims of a ‘pause’ in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today.
  • New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years 18 December 2018 An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs – pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years.
  • Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays 11 December 2018 Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists have gained new insights into how this colour diversity evolved.
  • Student Awards 2018 celebrate notable achievements and triumphs over adversity 11 December 2018 Biological Sciences student Lydia Wilkinson is recognised by the University today for her incredible display of strength and positivity in facing what has been a traumatic past couple of years.
  • Celebrating 10 years of the Green Impact Awards 11 December 2018 Today the iconic Wills Memorial Building will be lit in green to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Green Impact Awards, a University of Bristol-born environmental initiative, which has gone on to have national impact, having been adopted by over 400 UK organisations.
  • Enhancing our vision of the past 5 December 2018 An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics.
  • ‘Bristol Big Give’ scheme saves record haul in unwanted items 30 November 2018 Students involved in this year’s city-wide recycling scheme ‘Bristol Big Give’ have helped to save a record-breaking 205 tonnes of unwanted items from landfill waste, going instead towards raising vital funds for charity.
  • Just like us, giraffes prefer to dine with friends, study finds 26 November 2018 When it comes to meal times in the animal kingdom, giraffes have been found to be just like us and prefer the company of their friends, according to new research by the University of Bristol.
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