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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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Exeter scientist’s book shortlisted for Royal Society prize

27th Sep 2022

A book about climate change science and denial has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize.

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University News

The University of Exeter’s role in the new Devon Carbon Plan

27th Sep 2022

After hearing from Devon residents young and old, businesses and from across all sectors of our economy, in a series of public consultations, workshops and...

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University News

Fertilisers cause more than 2% of global emissions

21st Sep 2022

Synthetic nitrogen fertilisers account for 2.1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, new research shows.

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Environmental Intelligence, University News

Major new tipping points initiative launched at conference

14th Sep 2022

Efforts to activate “positive tipping points” to tackle the climate crisis have been boosted by a £1 million (US$1.15m) grant from the Bezos Earth Fund.

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Energy, Environmental Intelligence, University News

Researchers identify how science can help cities and companies to operate within Earth system limits

13th Sep 2022

What businesses and cities must do to stay within ‘safe and just’ environmental limits for carbon, water, nutrients, land and other natural resources is the...

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Marine, University News

Little Ice Age study reveals North Atlantic reached a tipping point

13th Sep 2022

Scientists have used centuries-old clam shells to see how the North Atlantic climate system reached a “tipping point” before the Little Ice Age.

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University News

Risk of passing multiple climate tipping points escalates above 1.5°C global warming

8th Sep 2022

Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis published in the...

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University News

Exeter debate on ‘positive tipping points’

8th Sep 2022

World-renowned experts will discuss the power of “positive tipping points” to tackle the climate crisis at the University of Exeter next week.

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University News

Scientists study tourists to protect great apes

5th Sep 2022

Researchers are protecting great apes from diseases by studying the behaviour and expectations of tourists who visit them.

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University News

Congo creates first Marine Protected Areas

2nd Sep 2022

The Republic of the Congo has created its first ever Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), supported by a research team including the University of Exeter and...

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University News

Beef farmers want to transition to net zero – but practical and financial barriers are standing in their way, report warns

25th Aug 2022

Practical and financial barriers associated with reducing carbon footprints and capturing more carbon are standing in the way of beef farmers making the transition to...

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University News

Scientists stunned by vast insect migration

19th Aug 2022

Tens of millions of migratory insects cross at least 100km of open sea to reach Cyprus on the way to mainland Europe, new research shows.

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University News

European cities need more legal flexibility to prepare and protect residents from the climate emergency, study warns

15th Aug 2022

Laws intended to protect the environment in European cities must be more flexible in order to protect residents from the climate emergency, experts have warned.

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University News

Learning how clothes are made has a “transformative” effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion

15th Aug 2022

Knowing more about how clothes were made can have a transformative effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion, a new study shows.

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Biodiversity, University News

Safeguarding Indigenous Peoples’ lands could save primates

10th Aug 2022

Safeguarding Indigenous Peoples’ lands offers the best chance of preventing the extinction of the world’s primates, researchers say.

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University News

Amazon’s growth limited by lack of phosphorus

10th Aug 2022

Growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, new research shows.

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University News

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 News

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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