Tag Archive for 'University of East Anglia'

Increased C02 emissions could lead to more clear air turbulence during transatlantic flights

April 8th, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Climate change may lead to bumpier transatlantic flights by the middle of the 21st century, suggests work published in the letter “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change‘ in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study reports that clear-air turbulence is likely to change significantly with the doubling of carbon dioxide […]

Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Ocean acidification dissolving shell of planktonic Southern Ocean snails

November 25th, 2012 by British Antarctic Survey

A paper “Extensive dissolution of live pteropods in the Southern Ocean” published online in Nature Geoscience suggests that the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems are beginning to emerge. Dr Geraint Tarling, of the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues, examined shells collected from a pteropod, Limacina helicina antarctica, (a planktonic marine snail) in the surface […]

Energy efficiency investment more worthwhile than increasing supply

October 26th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

According to research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, much more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change. A report, ‘Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection‘ published in Nature Climate Change on 26 October 2012, […]

Career opportunities constructing & managing energy efficient buildings

March 19th, 2012 by Vicky Kenrick

Overall energy prices, boosted by tensions in the Middle East, jumped 2.6% in January 2012. Concerns about supply disruptions resulting from any possible military confrontation between Iran and the West have also pushed up prices recently. This is one of many developments that have lead to a call for business to be more decisive and […]

Refurbishing buildings for energy efficiency benefits the economy while reducing energy demand

February 27th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union. In a report, ‘Refurbishing Europe: An EU strategy for energy efficiency and climate action led by building refurbishment’ published on 27 February 2012, by the Build with CaRe consortium, the researchers propose […]

Emissions from energy use in the water sector are poorly understood

July 1st, 2011 by University of East Anglia

Greater understanding is needed of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use in the water sector if it is to meet sustainability goals, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). In a study published online today in Nature Climate Change, Professor Declan Conway and Sabrina Rothausen argue that greater focus on the […]

Recycling everything is the key to saving the planet

January 21st, 2011 by University of East Anglia

Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a major new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA). With the planet facing a rare upheaval in its long history, leading environmental scientists Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson have developed […]