News archive 2018
Ugly interior design, interplanetary “jetlag” and personality clashes are among the problems hampering humanity’s efforts to settle on Mars, experts say.
What will happen if humanity fails to limit global warming to 1.5°C?
Research conducted by Exeter experts has been recognised amongst the top 100 influential in 2018.
Climate change must no longer be viewed as a “tragedy of the commons”, researchers say.
People seeking asylum will be helped to prepare for appeal hearings by a new video created by experts from the University of Exeter and Asylum Aid.
A popular game which demonstrates the impact of climate change in Antarctica now has an exciting new feature – explainer videos, narrated by the penguin characters from the game.
3D gaming technology is being used by a team from the University of Exeter to take students and researchers on virtual field trips to the Arctic Circle.
Greater freedom of movement and investments in human rights and social opportunities can help protect humans from environmental threats like rising sea levels, new research says.
The public must play a key role in the ongoing “smart cities” revolution, researchers say.
Electronic radio tags have been used for the first time on the UK mainland to help find a nest of invasive Asian hornets, which was then destroyed.
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.
A time-honoured theory into why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years has been given a new, innovative twist.
Global warming will cause peatlands to absorb more carbon – but the effect will weaken as warming increases, new research suggests.
The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere rises faster during drier years because struggling ecosystems absorb less carbon, new research shows.
New insights into the evolution and eventual disappearance of Portus Pisanus, the lost harbour of Pisa, have been revealed.
Why do forests emit the gases that give pine forests their distinctive smell? Scientists think they've found out.
Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations could increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
A pair of Eurasian Beavers will return to the Forest of Dean today (24 July) for the first time for about 400 years.
Scientists may have solved a puzzle over why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve.
How can our planet and its people flourish as the human population reaches an estimated 9-11 billion?
Climate change predictions are not taking account of the full range of possible effects of rising carbon dioxide
A new research project led by academics at Exeter, Stirling and Cardiff universities will shed light on how public responses to shale gas unfold over time at national, regional and local levels.
Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, new research suggests.
Professor Richard Brazier has won the Pride of Devon Environment award for his work
An invisible layer of biological compounds on the sea surface reduces the rate at which carbon dioxide gas moves between the atmosphere and the oceans, scientists have reported.
Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows.
Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world’s poorest countries hardest, new research suggests.
A University of Exeter academic is part of an international team of experts working to discover how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse.
Sheltered pockets of cooler and more variable conditions in the British countryside may help native species
Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests.
Sixty Five Geography students from Streatham and Penryn campuses recently travelled to the Met Office headquarters in Exeter for an immersion day.
A major study into an ancient climate change event that affected a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.
Exeter Geography teams up with British Red Cross to host a Mapathon at University of Exeter, helping to put vulnerable regions on the map.
An international team of scientists has developed a strategy to boost people’s ability to adapt to climate change, revealed in a new study published in Nature Climate Change.