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New project GloSAT to improve understanding of climate variability and change.  Image credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

GloSAT to generate new estimates of global surface air temperature

A major new project has been announced that aims to more accurately estimate how the global climate has changed over the industrial era, as well as shedding more light on the...

Published on : Tue, 07/05/2019
A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers. Image credit: Andrey Atuchin

A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers.

Published on : Tue, 07/05/2019
Measures to reduce air pollution could affect the severity of heatwaves in coming decades, a study suggests.

Measures to reduce air pollution could affect the severity of heatwaves in coming decades, a study suggests.

Future heatwaves, which are expected to be more severe, may be influenced by levels of man-made particles in the atmosphere – such as...

Published on : Mon, 06/05/2019
Edinburgh students are giving up their time to tutor at city schools where relatively few pupils go on to higher education.

Edinburgh students are giving up their time to tutor at city schools where relatively few pupils go on to higher education.

The students are taking part in one-to-one sessions to help pupils attain the grades they need to go to university....

Published on : Mon, 29/04/2019
The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte

The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte.

This prize, awarded during the Edinburgh Science Festival, recognises and rewards the University’s outstanding science...

Published on : Tue, 16/04/2019
Conservation aims set out ahead of UN summit

Conservationists broadly agree on goals for protecting the natural world – but not how to move towards them, a survey shows.

Those working in the field believe that maintaining ecosystems, securing public support, and reducing the...

Published on : Wed, 10/04/2019

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