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Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes

- Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests.

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Invasive species 'hitchhiking' on water sports kit

- Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study.

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Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits

- A new study led by NASA and the University of Leeds has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.

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Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

- A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.

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Dry times in the Amazon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere

- As the climate changes, the Amazon Basin may release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than it absorbs, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

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University of Leeds to be a leader in data analytics and research

- Two multi-million pound grants will make the University of Leeds a major centre for ‘Big Data’ analysis – and a national resource that can be used by academics.

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