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Underwater robots reveal why Antarctic ice caps are melting

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the California Institute of Technology have used underwater robots to show how warm water is making its way to the Antarctic ice sheets, causing them to melt.  Read more about this article at:

Prof Bob Watson to receive United Nations award for services to science

University of East Anglia scientist Prof Bob Watson has been awarded a top UN Prize for inspirational service to the planet.  Read this article at:

New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems

Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead – according to research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA).  Read this full article at:

Climate change causes bees to fall out of sync with flowering plants

Climate change could be disrupting the relationship between bees and plants according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Read this full article:

Launch of Agritech Water Cluster

On Friday 7 November2014,  12-1pm in  Keith Clayton Seminar Room The Agritech Water Cluster is led by ENV researchers to promote new collaborations between researchers at the UEA and the agritech and water industries. We invite you to come and meet us & find out more on Friday 7 November 12-1pm in the Keith Clayton Seminar Room. Part of the Cluster’s work is to promote UEA research to business so we would also like to find out about your work. So if you work in any...

Volcano Top Trumps gets explosive virtual makeover

Volcanoes can both inspire and destroy and now aspiring volcanologists can go online to play their way to a better understanding of these powers, thanks to a new digital version of Volcano Top Trumps.   Read this full article

UEA scientist leads major UN report on ocean acidification

Research from the University of East Anglia has contributed to a major new international report which unequivocally shows that ocean acidification will have significant consequences for marine life, and in turn human society. Read the full article

CO2 emissions set to reach new 40 billion tonne record high in 2014

Remaining CO2 emission 'quota' may be used up in one generation and more than half of all fossil fuel reserves may need to be left untapped.   Read this full article

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