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Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield and the University of East Anglia. Read this article

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014 exhibitions, talks and interactive demonstrations across two days will explore the questions ‘what does nature do for me?’ and ‘what is nature worth?’. At this free event, economists and geographers from ENV will illustrate the interconnection between modern lifestyles and the natural environment using a range of information technologies (including augmented reality, virtual reality, virtual globes etc). Thursday 6 November 2014,...

Job Opportunity for recent graduate – Agritech Water Cluster

The Agritech Water Cluster is a new collaboration between researchers at the UEA and business from the agritech and water sectors, led by Professor Kevin Hiscock from ENV. We are looking for a recent graduate with strong communication skills and an enthusiastic interest in the environment and knowledge of the water and agricultural sectors to help develop the project.   Full details here ...

NERC impact award

NERC impact award - deadline 16:00 Wednesday 10 September 2014.   http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/impact There are four award categories: Economic Impact Award Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic benefit. Societal Impact Award Recognising research that has achieved exceptional social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits. International Impact Award Recognising research that has...

NERC impact award

NERC impact award - deadline 16:00 Wednesday 10 September 2014.   http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/impact There are four award categories: Economic Impact Award Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic benefit. Societal Impact Award Recognising research that has achieved exceptional social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits. International Impact Award Recognising research that has...

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Read more.

Thetford timber used on UEA low carbon building

Thetford timber used on UEA low carbon building Bury Free Press (Web), 19/08/14 Sustainable Thetford timber is being used in the new Enterprise Centre being built at UEA. Link

Coastal erosion is a very real threat to some of Norfolk's most vulnerable communities.

Norfolk Magazine (Web), 18/08/14 Coastal erosion could have a massive impact on the Norfolk coastline and is a threat to vulnerable communities. Prof Julian Andrews (ENV) Link

Climate change will make some tropical regions wetter – then dry them out

Some parts of South America are projected to get wetter this century due to climate change, but then dry out again after 2100 as patterns of rainfall shift southwards – according to research involving the University of East Anglia.  Read our full press release at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/2014/July/regional-climate-change  

Poles Apart - Two icy environments two different extremes by Polar Explorer Anthony Jinman on 29 July 2014

University of East Anglia, Julian Study Centre, Lecture Theatre on 29th of July 2014 18.30-19.30 Public Talk, everyone welcome! Earlier this year Antony became the 12th Briton to have successfully completed both north and south poles after skiing 730 miles on his own to the South Pole. With 16 expeditions now under his belt into the polar environment, Antony brings his experience into schools through both visits and his work through online live learning. His...