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Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming — study

(University of Birmingham) Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects — a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate change, a new study reveals.

Through the eyes of animals

(University of Queensland) Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software framework developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.

Climate change expert outlines humanity’s role in speeding global warming – University of Birmingham

Professor Sir David Hendry Climate change expert Professor Sir David Hendry will explore how humanity has accelerated global warming when he delivers the annual China Institute Li Siguang lecture at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 20th November. And his…

Italy becomes first country to require students to learn about climate change – Axios

All public schools in Italy will require students to learn about climate change and sustainable development starting the next academic year, the Washington Post reports. The big picture: Italy is the first country in the world to mandate curriculum on…

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain — new study

(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.

Feeding The Fat Green Pigs

In the era before coal, oil, and electricity, the environment suffered greatly. Whales were slaughtered for lamp oil. Forests were cleared for firewood, mine props, building materials, roofing shingles, and sailing masts. London (“The Big Smoke”) and Pittsburgh (“The Smoky…

Palestinian farmers benefit from Birmingham water technology project

(University of Birmingham) University of Birmingham scientists have worked with international students to produce prototype desalination equipment that could help Palestinian farmers avoid water shortages and grow crops efficiently.

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Specialist police assigned to Extinction Rebellion rallies

Specialist police teams will be heading to London this weekend to help deal with two weeks of protests planned by Extinction Rebellion, the environmental activists who brought the capital to a standstill over Easter. Metropolitan police will be put on…

Activist Biologist Spreads Unfounded Fears Of Polar Bear Doom And Disaster

Misplaced eco-anxiety that kids have about polar bears starts with activist biologists like Steven Amstrup, spokesperson for an organization devoted to raising climate change alarm – and media outlets like The Guardian who help them spread fears unsupported by scientific…

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The Greta Thunberg generation – EL PAIS

On a sunny afternoon in late summer, Roger Pallás, a 22-year-old Catalan student with blond hair and a wiry build, sits behind the wheel of his van on his way to the Costa Brava while he sings: “The people gonna…