COP26: Is fusion energy the future of the low carbon world?

Scientists and engineers will speak later today at the conference to world leaders, persuading them of the power fusion energy can provide in the net zero transition – but what is it?

Coronavirus: learning for the climate crisis

I’m a climate scientist not an epidemiologist, but like many of my researcher colleagues, I’ve been reading the swiftly published papers and coding up the predictive models coming from another community to try and make sense of the evolving global crisis we find ourselves in.

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’

Scientists commemorate first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change

A bronze plaque, which carries ‘a letter to the future’ says all of Iceland’s glaciers are expected to follow the same path in the next 200 years

UK scientists granted £60m share to tackle global environmental challenges

The funding will be matched by international collaborators from nations including China, India, Japan and the US

Scientists develop new method to track groundwater pollutants in real-time

It is expected to reduce the frequency of manual groundwater sampling and lab analysis and therefore cut the monitoring cost

Squeaky clean victory for sponge that mops up oil spills

Oleo Sponge was able to successfully remove oil sheen from the surface of the water

UK scientists recruit seals to measure climate change effects

The deep diving animals collected data that could be used to sharpen projections of rising sea levels

Unexpected rise of ozone-damaging chemical emissions

It could affect the recovery of the ozone hole and worsen climate change

UK atomic energy authority seeks new experts

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board and help shape the future of energy. The positions include a financial expert, who will also chair the Audit Committee and an academic or research and development leader. UKAEA scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to […]