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Crucial environmental research receives major funding boost

Pioneering new research on major environmental issues, led by scientists from the University of Exeter, have received a major funding boost, it has been announced.

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Climate change could lead to threefold increase in storms that bring flooding to Europe and North America, research shows

Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America could increase threefold by the end of the 21st century.

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Exeter Maths School named Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year

Exeter Mathematics School has been named as The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year.

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Students from across the UK and Republic of Ireland attend STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School

The University of Exeter ran a successful solar system plasmas residential summer school at Exeter over the week of 26th to 31st of August 2018, which was attended by postgraduate students from 17 different institutes across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 

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Warmer springs can reduce summer plant productivity

Warmer springs are leading to substantially reduced plant productivity across the Northern hemisphere in the later months of the year, a new study has revealed.

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Exeter maths expert's cryptic conundrums feature in new puzzle book

A selection of cryptic conundrums and bamboozling brainteasers, designed by a maths expert from Exeter, are set to test the mental agility of the nation’s puzzle masters.

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New research show blueprint for El Niño diversity

A pivotal new research study has isolated the key mechanisms that cause El Niño events to differ amongst each other.

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Leading climate scientist wins prestigious award

A leading climate scientist has received a prestigious international award

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Research sheds new light on understanding Pacific Trade Winds

Pioneering research has given a fascinating new insight into why the Pacific Trade Winds have seen “unprecedented strengthening” over recent decades.

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Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, new data shows

International team, led by Professor Gavin Shaddick of the University of Exeter produce new estimates of global air quality.

 

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Exeter gets two Entrepreneurs in Residence

The University of Exeter now has two Entrepreneurs in Residence, appointed as part of a new Royal Society scheme.

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Future Climate Change Revealed by Current Climate Variations

Uncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown.

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Exeter in world's top 125 for Physical Sciences

Exeter has been ranked in the top 125 in the world for Physical Sciences in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2017-18.

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Artificially cooling planet “risky strategy”, new research shows

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought.

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Record high CO2 emissions delay global peak

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels have risen again after a three year hiatus, according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project (GCP).

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Climate change already damaging health of millions

Climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency, new research shows.

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New hopes for limiting warming to 1.5°C

Significant emission reductions are required to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C.

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Exeter student wins undergraduate essay prize

A student who was at the University of Exeter last year as part of the Study Abroad scheme has won the British Society for the History of Mathematics undergraduate essay prize.

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Dedicated mathematicians honoured for work to calculate how to score goals and predict rainfall

Enthusiastic teenage mathematicians in the South West have used their talents to try to work out how to take the perfect free kick in football, predict rainfall or make Britain float.

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Scientists shed new light on the complex and intricate processes that help the body combat stress

Scientists have developed a pioneering new approach to reveal how the body releases hormones in order to combat stress.

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Interactive family events to give public fascinating insight into space weather

People of all ages will be given a fascinating insight into the future of pioneering space weather research, during a special series of interactive events, later this month.

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Research looks into whether sea spray is losing its sparkle

Pioneering new research has given a fresh insight into the crucial role that sea spray plays in climate change.

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Help tackle climate change in Exeter

Researchers will discuss how climate change could affect Exeter at an event on Thursday 13 July.

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Rising stars of research at Exeter receive MRC fellowships

Prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) will help nurture the next generation of research excellence at the University of Exeter.

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Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption

Cloud systems “well buffered” against aerosol changes in the atmosphere, research shows.

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Pollution ‘devastating’ China’s vital ecosystem, research shows

The startling extent to which man-made pollution is devastating China’s vital ecosystem’s ability to offset damaging carbon emissions has been revealed.

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El Nino reveals impact of global warming on marine production

The extent to which climate change impacts the vital marine food web - which feeds the already pressured global fisheries – is revealed through a new, innovative study.

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Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Early climate ‘payback’ with higher emission reductions

Climate scientists have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate ‘payback’ much earlier than previously thought.

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Stage set for brand new interactive theatre performance

The stage is set for children and adults alike to be given a fascinating insight into the brain and epilepsy, thanks to a brand new interactive theatre show.

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Declining Arctic sea ice does influence European weather – but is not a cause of colder winters

The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is unlikely to lead to more severe winter weather across Northern Europe, new research has shown.

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‘Mirror game’ test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.

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Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

Research suggests the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.

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Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

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Why hospital antibiotic management strategies do little to curb resistance

With an alarming growth in antibiotic resistance and doctors increasingly having to resort to last-chance antibiotics to save patients, is there a better way for hospitals to manage antibiotic treatment regimens?

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Research shows driving factors behind changes between local and global carbon cycles

Research has provided a fascinating insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor in determining the success of global, land-based carbon sinks.

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