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Severe ozone depletion avoided

- We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

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New project to develop ‘smart’ pesticides

- University of Leeds researchers are playing a key role in a €7 million international collaboration, granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund, to develop new, eco-friendly pesticides.

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Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable

- Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.

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Getting into hot water: Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species

- Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from “hitchhiking” around Britain on anglers’ and canoeists’ kit, according to a new study.

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New funding to transform food security research

- The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.

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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

- The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

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