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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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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive

Intensive farming could raise risk of new pandemics

17th Jul 2024

Intensive livestock farming could raise the risk of new pandemics, researchers have warned.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive, Energy - Achieving NetZero

Environmental benefits at the heart of new solar research partnership

11th Jul 2024

In an industry first, EDF Renewables UK and Nature Positive have today announced a long-term academic partnership with the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability...

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11th Jul 2024

Seagull chicks raised on an “urban” diet still prefer seafood, new research shows.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive, Marine - Protecting our Environments

What should the new UK government do about the biodiversity crisis?

9th Jul 2024

University of Exeter researchers have commented on what the new UK government should do in response to the biodiversity crisis.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive, Energy - Achieving NetZero, Marine - Protecting our Environments

What should the new UK government do about the climate emergency?

5th Jul 2024

University of Exeter researchers have commented on what the new UK government should do in response to the climate emergency.

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Energy - Achieving NetZero

Gartner and Exeter identify “tipping point” opportunities in low-carbon technologies for executive leaders

25th Jun 2024

Business leaders can identify “tipping points” to lead their industries in the adoption of low-carbon technologies, according to a new report by Gartner Inc. and...

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive

Hurricane changed ‘rules of the game’ in monkey society

20th Jun 2024

A devastating hurricane transformed a monkey society by changing the pros and cons of interacting with others, new research shows.

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Marine - Protecting our Environments

Young whale’s journey highlights threats facing ocean animals

14th May 2024

A young whale’s journey across the Mediterranean highlights the many threats facing ocean animals, researchers say.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive

Policymakers must recognise global economic risks posed by ecosystem ‘tipping points’

25th Apr 2024

The collapse of key ecosystems would severely harm the global economy, researchers have warned.

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Energy - Achieving NetZero

New economic thinking maps route to low-carbon future

19th Apr 2024

A switch to “dynamic” economic thinking could drive a more cost-effective transition to a low-carbon economy, and help tackle the climate emergency, according to a...

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Marine - Protecting our Environments

Plastic pollution can kill variety of ocean embryos

16th Apr 2024

High levels of plastic pollution can kill the embryos of a wide range of ocean animals, new research shows.

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Marine - Protecting our Environments

Cloud engineering could be more effective ‘painkiller’ for global warming than previously thought

11th Apr 2024

Cloud “engineering” could be more effective for climate cooling than previously thought – because of the increased cloud cover produced, new research shows.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive, Marine - Protecting our Environments

Deep parts of Great Barrier Reef ‘insulated’ from global warming – for now

8th Apr 2024

Some deeper areas of the Great Barrier Reef are insulated from harmful heatwaves – but that protection will be lost if global warming continues, according...

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University News

Simple equations clarify cloud climate conundrum

1st Apr 2024

New analysis based on simple equations has reduced uncertainty about how clouds will affect future climate change.

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive

‘Winners and losers’ as global warming forces plants uphill

25th Mar 2024

Some plant species will “win” and others will “lose” as global warming forces them to move uphill, new research shows.

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Schoolchildren presented with copies of UK-UAE illustrated poetry anthology they helped to create

20th Mar 2024

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Marine - Protecting our Environments

Level of microplastic in seabed creatures depends on location and how they feed

19th Mar 2024

The “burden” of plastic within animal species recovered from the seafloor has given scientists a new insight into the environmental risk associated with plastic.

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University News

New partnerships to assess migration as effective response to climate change in South Asia

15th Mar 2024

The consequences of climate change on how and where people live is at the centre of new partnerships and research funded by £3.5 million from...

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University News

Actuaries call for policymakers to consider risk of climate ‘ruin’

14th Mar 2024

Actuaries are calling for more realistic climate risk assessments. This includes the “risk of ruin”: the point past which global society can no longer adapt...

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Biodiversity - Becoming Nature Positive

Rainforest’s next generation of trees threatened 30 years after logging

12th Mar 2024

Rainforest seedlings are more likely to survive in natural forests than in places where logging has happened – even if tree restoration projects have taken...

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