Decay of the North American ice sheet since the last ice age decreased climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere 6 February 2018 A scientist from the University of Bristol is part of an international team that has shown that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism.
- Experts in animal welfare and policy development participate in ground-breaking workshops 12 February 2018 The Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have joined forces this month [February] to stage two workshops which aim to shape new agricultural policies.
- Opportunity for all to log in to learning with the University of Bristol 7 February 2018 Local 6th formers or people considering a return to education can gain a free boost to their skills through the latest online learning offer from the University of Bristol.
- Stephen Fry backs Bristol student’s appeal to save fruit bats 7 February 2018 Broadcaster and author Stephen Fry has generously given his support to help pay for vital research by a University of Bristol PhD student to safeguard the future of Livingstone’s fruit bats that have been deprived of their natural habitat due to land use change for agriculture.
- Decay of the North American ice sheet since the last ice age decreased climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere 6 February 2018 A scientist from the University of Bristol is part of an international team that has shown that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism.
- Ray-finned fishes: natural born survivors 5 February 2018 Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth’s most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups
- University successfully divests investments from companies that derive significant income from the fossil fuel industry 2 February 2018 The University of Bristol is pleased to announce it has divested all investments in companies that derive more than five per cent of their income from the most carbon intensive sectors of the fossil fuel industry.
- Oklahoma’s earthquakes strongly linked to wastewater injection depth 1 February 2018 Man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, are strongly linked to the depth at which wastewater from the oil and gas industry are injected into the ground, according to a new study led by Cabot Institute researchers at the University of Bristol.
- Bristol engineers recognised for innovative work on more environmentally friendly helicopter technology 31 January 2018 The Italian Government has recognised research undertaken at Bristol in electric propulsion of helicopters with its National Innovation Award.
- Excess winter deaths: routine data won’t help GPs identify patients who are most at risk 30 January 2018 Global changes to the earth’s climate will lead to higher average temperatures, but some forecasts suggest milder winters in future decades, so that the annual toll of excess winter deaths will decline. Yet several Mediterranean countries experience even worse winter mortality than the UK, suggesting that our winter problems will not quickly go away. In addition, global changes may actually lead to more extreme cold as well as extreme heat in the UK and abroad. Whilst much work has gone into assessing the impacts of extreme heat, Cabot Institute member Professor Richard Morris and colleagues at the University of Bristol are also concerned with the continuing impact of colder winters on the health of the population. They ask the question – if we know winters could be colder, can we identify who might be most vulnerable?
- Alaska earthquake 30 January 2018 Cabot Institute member Mike Kendall comments in the Express.