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Browse our latest news about how we are meeting the challenges posed by the climate and environment emergency.

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Experts to discuss ‘tipping points’ alliance

3rd Aug 2022

Experts will meet next month to discuss catastrophic climate “tipping points” – and the power of positive tipping points to avert the climate crisis.

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University News

Climate change: potential to end humanity ‘dangerously underexplored’

1st Aug 2022

Global heating could become “catastrophic” for humanity if temperature rises are worse than many predict or cause cascades of events we have yet to consider,...

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University News

Cloud study demystifies impact of aerosols

1st Aug 2022

Aerosol particles in the atmosphere have a bigger impact on cloud cover – but less effect on cloud brightness – than previously thought, new research...

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University of Exeter campuses re-awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

26th Jul 2022

The University of Exeter’s grounds across three campuses have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.

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Environmental Intelligence, University News

‘Sensing system’ spots struggling ecosystems

21st Jul 2022

A new “resilience sensing system” can identify ecosystems that are in danger of collapse, research shows.

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University News

Philanthropic donation will help achieve a sustainable future for mining

19th Jul 2022

Anglo American, one of the world’s leading mining companies, has made a transformational donation to support sustainable mining research and education at the Camborne School of...

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Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre collaborates with Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management

12th Jul 2022

How climate risk and sustainability affect investment returns will be the focus of an innovative new research programme at the University of Exeter Business School.

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Marine, University News

£3 million for new carbon capture project and pilot plant

8th Jul 2022

A new carbon capture project could pave the way for large-scale removal of carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere using the ocean.

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University News

Climate change will increase chances of wildfire globally – but humans can still help reduce the risk

30th Jun 2022

New research highlights how the risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change – but also, how human actions and policies can play...

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University News

Investing in nature is key to levelling up rural regions in the UK says new report

29th Jun 2022

Investing in the environment and thinking more creatively about our reserves of “natural capital” should be at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda,...

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University News

People power can tackle climate crisis

25th Jun 2022

An audience at the Glastonbury Festival has heard how people power can tackle the climate crisis.

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University News

Who wants to be a billionaire? Most don’t – which is good news for the planet

16th Jun 2022

A new study busts the long-held economic belief that humans are all motivated to want more and more, which could have important implications for sustainability...

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Science Futures to make Glastonbury debut

9th Jun 2022

Festivalgoers can learn about climate change, space travel, plant power and much more at Glastonbury’s new Science Futures area.

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University News

No ‘echo chambers’ in Reddit climate debate

27th May 2022

Climate change debates on Reddit don’t happen in polarised “echo chambers”, new research suggests.

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Marine, University News

British coral predicted to be resilient to climate change

27th May 2022

An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, new research shows.

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Marine, University News

AI learns coral reef ‘song’

27th May 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can track the health of coral reefs by learning the “song of the reef”, new research shows.

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University News

New study maps financial ownership of more than $1 trillion of the fossil fuel industry’s projected ‘stranded asset’ losses due to low-carbon transition

26th May 2022

Driven by technological, societal and political change, renewable energy technologies are progressively replacing fossil fuels.

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University News

People must be ‘heart’ of climate action

26th May 2022

Tackling the climate crisis can only be achieved by “placing people at the heart of climate action”, researchers say.

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Marine, University News

‘Make or break’ year for protecting nature

23rd May 2022

2022 is a “make or break” year for protecting nature and tackling climate change, a leading scientist says.

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Marine, University News

‘Traffic calming’ boosts breeding on coral reefs

20th May 2022

Coral reef fish breed more successfully if motorboat noise is reduced, new research shows.

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