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Fossil study reveals origins of biodiversity gradient

Published
Wednesday 15th February, 2023
Categories
Science
Environment
Global

Researchers have used nearly half a million fossils to solve a scientific mystery - why the number of different species is greatest near the equator and decreases towards polar regions.

Depictions of present-day planktonic foraminifera floating in the deep sea. Image credit: Richard Bizley, BizleyArt

Leeds spinout Slingshot Simulations secures £3m investment

Published
Tuesday 24th January, 2023
Categories
Technology
Working with business
Business & Economy

Slingshot Simulations, a spinout from the University of Leeds, has secured a £3 million round of investment led by Northern Gritstone, alongside Mercia and the Northern Powerhouse Fund.

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UK needs to use phosphorus sustainably

Published
Friday 16th December, 2022
Categories
Working with business
Environment

Phosphorus use in the UK needs to be better managed and used in a much more sustainable way to reduce river pollution and increase resilience over rising fertiliser prices, say researchers.

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COP27 and research at Leeds

Published
Thursday 10th November, 2022
Categories
Global
Science
Environment
Society & Politics

The 2020s have been described as the critical decade for climate change.

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Negotiating on behalf of the UK

Published
Friday 4th November, 2022
Categories
Alumni

Acting on behalf of the UK in climate negotiations, Leeds alum Kate Fearnyough travelled to COP27 hoping the conference would accelerate mitigation action around the world.

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Mapping the pressures of global food production

Published
Tuesday 25th October, 2022
Categories
Global
Science

A map showing the environmental pressures from global food production has been developed by researchers, to identify ways of creating more sustainable and just food systems.

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New Deans for Global Development

Published
Wednesday 14th September, 2022
Categories
Global

Two new Deans have been appointed to drive forward the University’s global vision.

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Creating a net zero journey from farm to fork

Published
Wednesday 6th July, 2022
Categories
Environment
Working with business

A novel research network aims move the country’s agri-food industry closer to net zero emissions, enabling the UK to meet its 2050 emissions target.

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