Environment Research News

  • Don't be bewitched by Paris climate change deal, University audience told - 17 October 2016

    Speaking at the University, Professor Scott Barrett, one of the world’s leading experts on international agreements to tackle climate change, has cautioned against the chances of success for the Paris deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which comes into force in early November.

  • Warming temperatures can reduce marine diversity but increase freshwater species - 04 October 2016

    In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation in freshwater habitats.

  • Outdoor air pollution exceeds WHO limits for 90% of UK population - 27 September 2016

    A model developed by an international team of scientists led by Dr Gavin Shaddick (Mathematical Sciences) estimates that more than 92% of the world's population live in areas with outdoor pollution levels that exceed the WHO recommended limits.

  • Spying on chemistry in real-time - 11 July 2016

    Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies will soon be able to watch chemical reactions happen in real-time, with a new chemical analysis facility that will be the first of its kind in the world.

  • Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs - 20 June 2016

    Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution have discovered that over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, being affected much worse than previously thought.

  • Bath to host international water conference - 01 June 2016

    To celebrate the launch of its new Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath), the University of Bath is hosting its first ever Water Science and Engineering Conference this July.

  • Study shows dinosaurs had an exodus from Europe - 26 April 2016

    Europe saw an exodus of dinosaurs from the continent in the Early Cretaceous period, scientists using ‘network theory’ to track their movements around the world have shown.

  • Jemma Rowlandson takes 3MT crown - 24 March 2016

    CSCT PhD Jemma Rowlandson has won the University's 3MT competition.

  • £6.8 million grant to develop next-generation lithium batteries - 21 March 2016

    A new research consortium involving Professor Saiful Islam (Chemistry) has been awarded £6.8 million by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to explore and develop next-generation lithium batteries.

  • Evolutionary leap from fins to legs was surprisingly simple - 08 March 2016

    New research from our Milner Centre for Evolution reveals that the limbs of the earliest four-legged vertebrates, dating back more than 360 million years ago, were no more structurally diverse than the fins of their aquatic ancestors.