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.
Award-winning neuroscientist, flood-risk expert and Engine Shed director receive Queen’s Birthday Honours
7 June 2019
University of Bristol professors Graham Collingridge and Paul Bates, and Engine Shed Director Nick Sturge, have all received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the achievements of extraordinary people across the UK.
Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths
5 June 2019
Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, a new study led by the University of Bristol has found.
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets
20 May 2019
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems.
Research partnership to improve drought resilience in East Africa receives funding boost
1 May 2019
An international research partnership, led by the University of Bristol, is one of 15 awarded a total of £7million from the UK Government-funded Challenge-led Grants to help address resilience challenges facing developing countries
New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations
18 April 2019
Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world’s most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy.
University of Bristol declares a climate emergency
17 April 2019
The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations and institutions across the country and the world to become the first UK university to declare a climate emergency, reaffirming our strong and positive commitment to take action on climate change.
What are organisations in Bristol doing to help make the city more sustainable?
2 April 2019
Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, in partnership with Bristol City Council and the Bristol City Office, are undertaking a consultation to better understand how public, private and non-profit organisations across our city are contributing to building a more sustainable global future.
Fossilised palm leaves give new insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet
6 March 2019
A team of scientists from the UK and China have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilised palm leaves, that Tibet’s geography was not as ‘high and dry’ as previously thought.
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out
6 March 2019
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike, new research, co-authored by the University of Bristol, has found.
Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges partners with Bristol on environmental education programme
12 February 2019
Academy Award-winning actor and producer Jeff Bridges has partnered with the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment to produce a short film as part of his new educational programme around climate change.
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
7 February 2019
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King’s College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol.
Bristol researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
29 January 2019
Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds
2 January 2019
The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.
New study finds chloroform emissions, on the rise in East Asia, could delay ozone recovery by up to eight years
20 December 2018
Earlier this year, the United Nations announced that the ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of human-derived, ozone-destroying chemicals, is on the road to recovery.
Celebrities line-up for Christmas University Challenge
19 December 2018
Four famous faces from the University of Bristol will be pitting their quizzing prowess against Jeremy Paxman in a special series of University Challenge this Christmas.
Episodic and intense rain caused by ancient global warming
4 September 2018
A new study by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that ancient global warming was associated with intense rainfall events that had a profound impact on the land and coastal seas.
New Director for Cabot Institute for the Environment
6 August 2018
The University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment has appointed a new Director.
Adhering to Paris Agreement climate goal could significantly decrease heat-related summer deaths
26 June 2018
As much of the UK and Europe swelters under heatwave conditions, new research led by scientists from the University of Bristol has produced compelling evidence that loss of life through increased heat stress during heatwaves can be limited if we stabilise climate at the lower of the Paris Agreement climate goals.