Covid-19 lockdown ‘drove record global CO2 emissions drop’

The global Covid-19 lockdowns caused carbon dioxide emissions to decline by 7%, an estimated 2.4 billion tonnes in 2020, according to a new report

‘Current global pledges can not solve the climate crisis’

That’s the suggestion from Professor of University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute Mark Baldwin, who spoke to FNZ about the ‘climate hypocrisy’ governments are engaged in

University of Exeter to reward staff and students for taking climate action

Sustainable actions on recycling, travel and shopping will earn ‘green points’ that could win vouchers

University of Exeter and Supacat launch hybrid military off-road vehicle

The vehicle can act as a power hub for field hospitals and it is able to drive itself on highly complex terrains

Super-energy-efficient ‘extra care’ facility to open in Exeter

The building, which will offer 55 homes for residents with care needs, is said to be the first Passivhaus-standard facility of its kind in the UK

New £7.35m fund to support small satellite launch from Cornwall

Access to space is a vital tool for global efforts to tackle climate change

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, say researchers

They found natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere during the driest years

Forests storing greenhouse gases ‘crucial to tackling climate change’

UK scientists say replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon could instead increase the amount of emissions

Ponds that warm up ‘could accelerate climate change’

Rising temperatures could speed up climate change by increasing the amount of methane released by ponds and reducing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) stored in them. That’s according to new research, which saw scientists warming an array of ponds over seven years by 4-5ºC and studying the impacts on greenhouse gas emissions. They found changes after the […]

UK university develops technology for gas sensing

An UK university has developed a device that could be used for cost effective gas sensors. Scientists from the University of Exeter’s technology emits light in the infrared part of the spectrum as gases strongly absorb infrared light. This absorption can be used as a way to sensing them. However, most existing infrared gas sensors […]