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UCL Academy students become environmental engineers

UCL Academy students become environmental engineers

144 Year 7 students at UCL Academy have been learning about the waste-energy-food cycle as part of a six-week environmental engineering educational programme led by Dr Aiduan Borrion (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), in the first major collaboration between UCL Engineering and UCL Academy. More...

Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:23:26 PM

Climate emergency

Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new UCL-led Commission, published in The Lancet. More...

Published: Jun 23, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Columbian Exchange

Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

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Published: Mar 11, 2015 7:35:01 PM

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Which fossil fuels must remain in the ground to limit global warming?

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by policy makers, according to new research by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. More...

Published: Jan 7, 2015 6:16:50 PM

Ofunato after 2011 tsunami

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

Professor Henrietta Moore

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

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

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

Green Economy

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