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  • Man-made climate change helped cause south of England floods, say scientists

    Human-induced climate change increased the risk of severe storms like those that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013/14, causing devastating flooding and costing several people their lives.

  • Huge carbon stores under grasslands discovered

    A nationwide survey by ecologists has revealed that over 2 billion (US) tons of carbon is stored deep under the UK’s grasslands, helping to curb climate change.

  • Learning from Industry

    A unique module taught by scientists from Unilever transformed a prizewinning student’s understanding of his subject, and set him on his chosen career path.

  • Reducing floods using nature

    A new UK map and catalogue of schemes that use natural processes in flood management highlights the need to evaluate the effectiveness of these projects 

  • Knowledge without borders

    Lancaster alumnus, Dr David Stanners, one of the founding staff of the European Environment Agency, explains how it helps improve environmental policy. 

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    Research that gets noticed

    A research paper on global tree numbers, involving a Lancaster University researcher, was one of 2015’s most widely discussed academic articles online 

  • Environmental chemist honoured

    A leading air pollution scientist who began his academic career at Lancaster University has been awarded an honorary doctorate

  • Green Gown Award

    Business-boosting environmental research and development programme scoops another national award

  • Eco-innovation in Africa

    Lancaster University partners with the African Development Bank at the Paris Climate talks to explore how university-business collaboration can help Africa adapt to climate change

  • Climate change and migration

    Lancaster University is cohosting an event on climate migration at the world leaders climate talks in Paris in December