Current and forthcoming news and events from with Environmental Sciences Current and forthcoming news and events from with Environmental Sciences

Professor Corinne Le Quere appointed to the UK’s Climate Change Committee (the CCC)

Congratulates to Professor Corinne Le Quere on her recent appointment, following a competitive process, to the UK’s Climate Change Committee (the CCC).  The CCC is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008 and advises the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets, reporting to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.  Hence, this is a significant appointment for TYN...

Comedy in the classroom - our award-winning innovative teaching in 3S - is leading the way at UEA right now

Gill Seyfang and colleagues made the front page of UEA's quarterly Learning Highlights newsletter, which showcases exciting new developments and shares best practice. You can read more about it here, as Gill's feature explains the whys and wherefores of Comedy in the Classroom, and presents the latest student survey feedback on this exciting teaching method - is there more to it than messing around in comedy wigs? Read it here:  Learning Highlights Spring 2016 Gill Seyfang will...

Roland's tree planting ceremony and bench christening - Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A tree was planted and a new bench christened yesterday near the UEA broad in memory of Professor Roland von Glasow whose research in the School of Environmental Sciences concentrated on Atmospheric Science. Roland has been deeply missed in the school and it is hoped that students and staff will use the bench to reflect on his life and work.

UEA research reveals ‘topsy turvy’ ocean circulation on distant planets

The salt levels of oceans on distant Earth-like planets could have a major effect on their climates – according to new research from the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia.   A study published today reveals that the circulation in extremely salty or fresh water extra-terrestrial seas would influence their temperatures – and could in fact make for more habitable conditions for alien life. Until recently, computer simulations of habitable...

Back Weather shocks could threaten UK wine production

The idea of climate change turning the UK into a viable wine-making region may have boosted the industry in recent years. But cold snaps, sharp frosts and downpours threaten productivity – according to University of East Anglia research. Read this full article:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/climate-change-drives-uk-wine-production-but-not-without-weather-shocks

Storks give up on winter migration in favour of junk food

White storks are addicted to junk food and make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/storks-give-up-on-winter-migration-in-favour-of-junk-food

Planned Amazonian dams to bring doom for many tropical species

Rampant dam-building across Amazonia will cause countless species extinctions – according to new research involving the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/planned-amazonian-dams-to-bring-doom-for-many-tropical-species

Congratulations to Professor Karen Heywood

Congratulations to Professor Karen Heywood for receiving The Society for Underwater Technology's Oceanography Award 2016.   Details of this organisation may be found at:  http://www.sut.org/

Offset your Carbon

An agreement has been set up with UEA Estates that staff/students can offset travel by working out their Carbon footprint and then make a donation to a cost code (quote 1322 ENV 23 CF) that Estates will use to buy trees / shrubs to plant around the grounds which offsets the carbon. There is the option to volunteer to help planting if people prefer to donate time rather than money. Otherwise, £2.50 buys one ‘whip’ (small tree) that typically offsets the carbon for a field trip abroad per...

Radical CO2 removal projects could be a risky business

Radical new ways of removing CO2 from the atmosphere could prove to be a risky business – according to an environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/radical-co2-removal-projects-could-be-a-risky-business