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Boston Calling: Into the Thaw

Outlet : BBC World Service Date : 08/09/2019 04:32 Report on a £20million, five-year Anglo-American study of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, to help scientists to discover how quickly Antarctica could lose enough ice to flood the world’s coastal cities and shores. Prof Karen Heywood and Peter Sheehan (both ENV) interviewed. AND Boston Calling: Into the Thaw (Part one) Outlet : BBC Radio 4 Date : 08/09/2019 04:32

‘AutoNaut’ robot boat being designed to withstand Antarctic freeze

Researchers in the School are helping to design a robotic boat that can not only survive the extreme environment of the Antarctic, but also collect vital information about the causes of sea-level rise. Read more at  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/-autonaut-robot-boat-being-designed-to-withstand-antarctic-freeze

Limiting global warming could avoid millions of dengue fever cases

Reuters UK – 28 May 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone – according to new research led by Dr Felipe Colón-González, from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  Read more here.

Limiting warming to 1.5C would save majority of global species from climate change

Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/limiting-warming-to-1-5c-would-save-majority-of-global-species-from-climate-change

Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica.  Read this full article at  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/antarctic-seals-can-help-predict-ice-sheet-melt

Growing ‘dead zone’ confirmed by underwater robots

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has confirmed a dramatic decrease in oxygen in the Gulf of Oman part of the Arabian Sea. But the environmental disaster is worse than expected. Read more at:  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/growing-dead-zone-confirmed-by-underwater-robots-in-the-gulf-of-oman

UEA joins new study into Antarctic glaciers

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are part of an international research project to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse. Read this full article at:  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/uea-joins-new-study-into-antarctic-glaciers

Uea research paints underwater pictures with sound

Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to listen to the oceans as never before. Read more at:  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/uea-research-paints-underwater-pictures-with-sound

Probing past climate using trees and thermometers

Tim Osborn's UEA Inaugural Lecture is now available to view at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAbm-62RFRE&feature=youtu.be

Explosions! Rocks! Rainfall! Risk! Scientist in an adventure with volcanoes

View the video recording of Jenni Barclay’s inaugural lecture – Explosions! Rocks! Rainfall! Risk! Scientist in an adventure with volcanoes