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Rainfall in the Arctic may soon be more common than snowfall

30th Nov 2021

More rain than snow will fall in the Arctic – and this transition will occur decades earlier than previously predicted, a new study reports.

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Biodiversity, University News

Big-city coastal whales consume millions of microplastics every day

29th Nov 2021

Whales in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf consume about three million microplastics per day, a new study has found.

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Biodiversity, University News

Extent of migration of sooty terns presents conservation challenges

29th Nov 2021

Sooty terns’ wide-ranging migration patterns present big challenges for conservationists working to understand and address a sharp population decline, according to scientists.

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University News

University of Exeter carbon emissions down 19%

26th Nov 2021

Carbon emissions from the University of Exeter fell by 19% in the last year.

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University News

Social media firms can tackle wildlife trade

24th Nov 2021

Wildlife trading on social media is a complex issue – but tech firms can take steps to tackle it, according to new research.

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Marine, Support Green Futures, University News

Disney supports Exeter lobster conservation project

24th Nov 2021

A programme to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster is being launched thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Disney Conservation Fund.

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University News

Exeter lab manager wins Sustainability Champion Award

23rd Nov 2021

A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a “Sustainability Champion” in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

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Support Green Futures, University News

Exeter launches Green Futures Scholarships

22nd Nov 2021

Talented students from low-to-middle-income countries will study at the University of Exeter thanks to new Green Futures Scholarships.

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University News

High calibre line up announced for Cornwall’s Assembly on Climate Change

22nd Nov 2021

In the wake of COP26 , the University of Exeter’s Institute of Cornish Studies announces a stellar line up at its Cornwall’s Climate Assembly on...

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University News

Clearer and more accessible local information needed on how councils are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows

19th Nov 2021

Local authorities need to produce clearer and more accessible information on how they are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows.

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University News

Warmer soil stores less carbon

18th Nov 2021

Global warming will cause the world’s soil to release carbon, new research shows.

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University News

Environmental Intelligence commitment at COP26

17th Nov 2021

The Met Office and the University of Exeter have signed a landmark collaboration agreement at COP26, formally committing to further grow the work of the...

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University News

High-impact climate events: Better adaptation through earlier prediction

15th Nov 2021

The prediction of high-impact climate phenomena can be substantially improved by a new mathematical approach that analyses the connectivity and patterns between geographical locations, scientists...

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University News

Exeter researchers give COP26 verdict

15th Nov 2021

University of Exeter researchers have given their views on the COP26 climate change conference.

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University News

Exeter laboratories gain LEAF status

11th Nov 2021

More than 80% of eligible laboratories and research spaces at the University of Exeter have now been assessed via the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).

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University News

Exeter plays pivotal role in new digital hub

11th Nov 2021

The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a pioneering new digital hub, designed to help organisations respond to the climate and environment...

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Marine, University News

COP26: Plastic pollution trackers released off Scotland

11th Nov 2021

On the penultimate day of COP26, scientists have deployed plastic pollution tracking devices into the ocean around Scotland.

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University News

One billion face heat-stress risk from 2°C rise

9th Nov 2021

The numbers of people in regions across the world affected by extreme heat stress – a potentially fatal combination of heat and humidity – could...

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University News

New recommendations for communicating climate change welcomed by IPCC senior figure

5th Nov 2021

As the world keenly watches for progress at the UN climate conference, the foremost scientific authority on climate change has emphasised the critical importance of...

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Marine, University News

Convex launches Seascape Survey Partnership with Blue Marine Foundation

5th Nov 2021

Convex Group Limited (Convex) today announces a multi-million-dollar partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health, and...

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