New insights into US flood vulnerability revealed from flood insurance big data
19 March 2020
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found that current estimates of flood risk rely upon methods for calculating flood damage which are inadequately verified and match poorly with observations.
Research shows how glacier algae creates dark zone at the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet
24 February 2020
New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed new insights into how the microscopic algae that thrives along the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet causes widespread darkening.
Advisory and academic panels working on Climate Assembly UK includes two Bristol researchers
9 January 2020
As the UK’s first citizens’ assembly on climate change prepares to meet for the first time at the end of January, the two panels of stakeholders and researchers helping to ensure the balance and accuracy of the assembly have been announced.
Research Fellow wins Hind Rattan Award 2020
7 January 2020
Dr Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma, Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of Geographical Sciences, is to receive the Hind Rattan Award 2020 “for outstanding Services, Contributions and Achievements in the field of Environmental Science”.
Five Bristol researchers awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships
19 December 2019
Five University of Bristol academics have been awarded Major Research Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust.
New paper explains technologies and scientific advances needed to track progress of methane levels in the atmosphere
10 December 2019
Understanding what influences the amount of methane in the atmosphere has been identified by the American Geophysical Union to be one of the foremost challenges in the earth sciences in the coming decades because of methane’s hugely important role in meeting climate warming targets.
Conserve now or pay later? New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses
9 December 2019
A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States – pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the future or allow developments to go ahead and pay for damage when it occurs.
Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles
25 November 2019
New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were thought to keep the marine nitrogen cycle relatively stable over geological time can break down when oxygen levels in the ocean decline significantly.
Banks and other financial services urged to help reduce gambling-related harm
7 November 2019
During Responsible Gambling Week [7 to 13 November], financial services organisations are being called upon to take part in a new programme which looks at how best to help people who are struggling with gambling problems.
Climate models and geology reveal new insights into the East Asian monsoon
30 October 2019
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have used climate models and geological records to better understand changes in the East Asian monsoon over long geologic time scales.
How ocean ecosystems recovered after mass extinction event 66 million years ago
17 October 2019
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have produced an unprecedented record of the biotic recovery of ocean ecosystems that followed after the last mass extinction, 66 million years ago.
Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding
17 October 2019
From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges.
DEEP PURPLE – future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet
11 October 2019
An ERC (European Research Council) Synergy grant of €11 million over six years (2020-2026) has been awarded to an international group of scientists coordinated by the University of Bristol to examine the role of glacier algae in progressively darkening the Greenland Ice Sheet surface in a warming climate.
Kicking the gambling habit: what can banks and other financial services do to help?
26 September 2019
With around one million people in the UK suffering the negative consequences of gambling, some banks have introduced spending controls or ‘gambling blocks’ to help their customers. But do these measures work and what more can be done?
Coastal communities highly threatened by rising sea-levels, even with climate change mitigation
19 September 2019
An international group of scientists have urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change. Almost every aspect of the planet’s environment and ecology is undergoing changes as a result of climate change, some of which are profound if not catastrophic for the future. Rising sea-levels is one of the biggest threats.
New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally
16 September 2019
A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers a clear climatic signature on rivers globally that challenges existing theories.
Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle
15 August 2019
The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.
Record number of women receive honorary degrees
24 July 2019
A record number of women have received honorary degrees from the University of Bristol this year, celebrating their inspirational achievements both in the UK and internationally.
United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
11 July 2019
A new report from the University of Bristol, demonstrating Bristol’s leadership in tackling global challenges through local action, will be presented at the United Nations (UN) in New York next week.
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt
24 June 2019
New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet melt.