A new study may have resolved a fundamental question concerning the development of Earth as a planet on which animals could flourish: what came first, increasing levels of oxygen or complex animals?

Scientists and world leaders are convening in Paris to tackle climate change, and the University of Leeds is well represented at the talks, offering a wealth of expertise in climate change science.

The role volcanic activity played in mass extinction in the Earth’s early history is likely to have been much less severe than previously thought, according to a study led by the University of Leeds.

A new Government-backed code has been launched that could slash UK carbon dioxide emissions by 220 million tonnes and protect rare wildlife by restoring moors, bogs and mires.

More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest – the Amazon – may be globally threatened, according to a new study.