News archive 2019
More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned.
Insurance schemes with the potential to improve the resilience of global fisheries face a host of future challenges, researchers say.
Leading climate, environment and health academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential.
An Exeter scientist has been nominated for a climate communication award – alongside environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Unchecked climate change could drive Britain’s crop growing north and west, leaving the east and south east unable to support crop growing, new research suggests
Many of Europe’s peatlands are currently the driest they have been in the last 1,000 years, new research shows.
Amazon deforestation could be slowed by planting bean trees that would keep soils fertile and help smallholders make a living.
Scientists are reconstructing the world’s “pristine” prehistoric oceans.
The ‘Great West’ can lead the world in efforts to tackle climate change.
The University of Exeter will lead an international project to investigate the hidden impact of adaptation measures designed to protect flood-prone communities worldwide.
The first step in Devon’s journey towards carbon neutrality was taken today when Devon’s Net-Zero Task Force met for the first time.
New research from the University of Exeter shows that the Food for Change programme, which uses growing, cooking and trading activities to inspire change, is making a huge difference to people’s lives across Cornwall.
Scientists strengthen cooperation, U.K. now shares responsibility with Norway for developing ocean greenhouse gas measurements
The U.K. will join hosting the Ocean Thematic Centre within ICOS, a European research infrastructure measuring greenhouse gases on the atmosphere, land and oceans. Long-term measurement of the seas is important since the oceans take up about one quarter of the carbon dioxide humans release to the atmosphere, reducing the rate of climate change.
Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world’s most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed.
How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb?
Gulf between UK fracking industry and public opinion laid bare as less than 1 in 10 people say regulation of shale gas extraction is too strict
A major new public attitudes survey on fracking shows people have low trust in the energy companies involved and want decisions taken at a local level.
The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown.
Delve into the hidden world of microorganisms, discover the strange creatures that lurk in the deep ocean and the frozen continent, and be amazed by secretive glowing animals at this year’s Science in the Square.
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist.
Climate change could heighten the risk of future outbreaks of armed conflict and civil war, a study has said.
A leading climate scientist has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate – up to a metre a day – has been revealed with drone surveys.
People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests.
Hundreds of people gathered to discuss climate and environmental issues at the University of Exeter last night.
The Committee on Climate Change has extended the deadline on a call for evidence to identify relevant published information about the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown.
With emissions already at a record high, the build-up of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere could be larger than last year due to a slower removal by natural carbon sinks.
Forest giants have long been considered the oldest trees in tropical forests, but new research shows small trees can also be very old, and can even grow older than the big ones.
People’s love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers say.