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Hot, Warm, Cold? New study identifies the temperature of lava when it carved geometric columns like those at Giant’s Causeway School of Earth and Environment alumna, Fiona Iddon, contributed to a new study identifying the...[more]

Fieldwork: Prof. Xiangkun Zhu and Kan Zhang sampling rocks from North China that record an oxygenation event coincident with the evolution of complex eukaryotes.

The Middle Proterozoic – an expansive period of time from ~1,800 to 800 million years ago that pre-dated the rise of animal life – has long been described as the ‘boring’ billion, where biological and environmental evolution are...[more]

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2017/18 School of Earth and Environment Postgraduate Researcher Publications Prize as being: Amicia Lee – (IAG) Lee AL, Walker AM, Lloyd GE, Torvela T, 2017. Modeling the impact of...[more]

Satellite data has shed new light on seismic hazard in one of the world’s most deadly earthquake zones. Published today in Nature Communications 1, the COMET study describes how tectonic strain builds up along Turkey’s...[more]

Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new study has found. [more]

Current Global Climate models currently simulate clouds reflecting far less solar radiation than real life observations in the Southern Ocean. These biases mean they can’t accurately forecast sea surface temperatures, atmospheric...[more]

The Sustainability Research Institute's Steve Hall and Mark Davis have secured three years of EU Horizon 2020 research funding to explore how energy “prosumerism” can help to build a more sustainable future. Working as...[more]

Researchers have found that 70% of UK households would be better off if costs of government energy policy were removed from gas and electricity bills and applied according to household income.[more]

The University of Leeds is part of a new project researching how electric buses can help support the power network by using two directional charging. The ‘Bus2Grid’ project will involve over 30 e-buses using smart technology to...[more]