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Experts warn that the nationwide rollout of electrical power could deepen social injustices. However, with smart policymaking, this outcome can be avoided. #EdinburghImpact

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Dr Claudia Colesie, a terrestrial ecologist in the University’s School of GeoSciences, travelled with a team of scientists to the unexplored Zavodovski Island, in Antarctica, said to be one of the stormiest places on Earth.  #EdinburghImpact

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Some 40 outstanding early career researchers have been named as Chancellor’s Fellows from across the University’s three Colleges.

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