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Benefits of jaguar tourism far outweigh costs to local farmers

    The financial benefits of jaguar tourism in South America outweigh the costs to livestock farms – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Pantanal area, which spans Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia - all keen to catch a glimpse of the elusive big cat. But wild jaguars prey on domestic livestock and are often deeply resented by local cattle ranchers, who retaliate by hiring bounty hunters...

Out of this World

UEA research on fundamental oceanic properties such as salinity brings us closer to understanding the climates of distant planets.   Read more about this research

UEA helps tackle challenge to cap global temperature rise

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are part of a major £8.6 million programme to investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming. Read this full article

Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers

Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.  Read this full article at:  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/local-weather-impacts-melting-of-one-of-antarctica-s-fastest-retreating-glaciers

Science PhDs and Studentships

There are currently a number of Post Graduate Research Degree opportunities available in Science at UEA.  Full details are given at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/phds-and-studentships

Global temperature targets closer to being breached than thought

Global temperature rise may be closer to the limit recently imposed by world leaders than previously thought, new research has revealed.   Read this full article

Genome sequence of a polar alga explains adaptation to extreme climates

An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly variable climates – a step towards understanding how polar organisms are impacted by climate change. Read this full article

Climate Deniers face scientific pushback

  Piece about Dr Phil Williamson’s (ENV) article, published in Nature , on the importance of scientists challenging and correcting online misinformation. Climate deniers face scientific pushback Big News Network  | 11/12/2016

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Low growth in carbon emissions continues for third year

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.  Read this full article at: http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/low-growth-in-global-carbon-emissions-continues-for-third-successive-year