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We change the world for the better. Air pollution, environmental heath, deforestation and climate change affect us all. We all acknowledge the urgency to stop the climate crisis - our researchers examine how to combat this global emergency.
Professor Hartmut Boesch discusses the importance of satellites in monitoring greenhouse gases.
Mining metals is an evidenced driver of climate change and biodiversity loss. Professor Gawen Jenkin and Dr Dan Smith explore the development of sustainable methods of metal extraction to tackle climate change.
Natural disasters are not the biggest threat to life - human consumption is. Professor Mark Williams explains the importance of creating mutualistic cities in hope for a better, more natural future.
Professor Paul Monks tackles issues of air pollution, and how it impacts human health and the climate.
Professor Hongbiao Dong explores how new welding techniques are reducing pipeline failures.
Professor Andrew Abbott explains how cutting-edge science is helping to transform metal recycling into an eco-compatible process.
Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison explores how modifying the genetic makeup of plants to make them stronger is helping in the fight against poverty.
Professor David Mattingly explains the importance of protecting archaeological heritage sites from cultural terrorism.
Dr Joshua Vande Hey looks at how poor urban air quality is a major global development issue.
Professor Mark Williams and his team explore the spread of non-native animals and plants and their global impact.
Professor Paul Monks provides an understanding of the impact of pollution and how trees improve urban air quality.
Professor Sue Page researches the importance of peatlands and how they are one of the most valuable eco-systems on earth.