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EPICentre release new Japan Tsunami model with Willis Re & Tohoku University

Researchers at the EPICentre Research Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) that investigates risk to society and infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards, have released a new Japan Tsunami model to advance the industry’s understanding of catastrophic tsunami losses. More...

Published: Dec 5, 2014 2:46:30 PM

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Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees

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Published: Nov 21, 2014 1:35:15 PM

Dendritic cell revealed

How glands expand to fight off disease

The same specialised immune cells that patrol the body looking for signs of infection also trigger the expansion of glands called lymph nodes, which are the control centres of our immune system, according to new research from UCL and Cancer Research UK. More...

Published: Oct 23, 2014 9:07:00 AM

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Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses

Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 9:07:56 AM

PhD Scholarship at UCL Australia School of Energy and Resources

A PhD scholarship is available in the UCL School of Energy and Resources Australia, based in Adelaide and starting in February 2015. Potential areas of research include better designs for offshore monitoring programmes or developing rapid ecotoxicology methods for environmental assessment and management.

The scholarship is funded by BHP Billiton and covers tuition fees and a (tax free) living stipend of $A 25,392 p.a. for up to four years. For more information about how to apply, please visit the UCL Australia website.
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Published: Sep 4, 2014 11:47:07 AM

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UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture. More...

Published: May 27, 2014 11:31:22 AM

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Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore. More...

Published: May 15, 2014 10:13:42 AM

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Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist

Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More...

Published: Mar 13, 2014 3:27:18 PM

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Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

Floods illustrate the need for urgent action from government to green the economic recovery, in order to address climate change and wider environment and resource issues, says UCL Commission Chair. More...

Published: Feb 24, 2014 7:38:34 AM

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Climate change won't reduce winter deaths

Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought.  More...

Published: Feb 23, 2014 8:12:00 PM

Somers Town Community Sports Centre

Extended sports facilities for UCL students

Refurbished sports facilities close to the Bloomsbury campus are now available to UCL students, following the reopening of the Somers Town Community Sports Centre by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur. More...

Published: Dec 6, 2013 5:27:13 PM

UCL ISR Director joins UN International Resources Panel

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel, part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013. More...

Published: Jun 14, 2013 11:22:00 PM

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Global Food Security symposia: Creating resilience in the face of catastrophic climate change

Across the world, farmers and communities are experiencing the impact of climate change. People living in the world’s poorest areas are most likely to be seriously affected, and least well prepared to withstand the impact of poor harvests and natural disasters. More...

Published: Feb 1, 2013 12:13:00 PM

A small fragment of mature Amazon forest surrounded by agricultural land in Manaus, Brazil.by Christopher Dick, University of Michigan.

Warming climate unlikely to cause extinction of ancient Amazon trees

New genetic analysis has revealed that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive man-made climate warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings that temperature increases would cause them to die out. More...

Published: Dec 14, 2012 9:53:31 AM

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Cycling safer than driving for young people

Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age. More...

Published: Dec 6, 2012 10:09:25 AM