Studying past climate fluctuations shows how human-generated atmospheric CO2 is impacting natural climate rhythms
20 July 2022
Professor Rosalind Rickaby, Chair of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences, takes a look at the way climate has naturally fluctuated over geological time, and compares that with the situation we face today, where climate change is disrupting this natural order and posing significant challenges such as extreme heatwaves.
19 July 2022
A gift of £110,000 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is enabling the creation of two new scholarships for students from developing countries accepted onto the University’s Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Environmental Research.
14 July 2022
Members of MPLS departments were amongst those recognised at the University's seventh Environmental Sustainability Awards today, hosted by Vice Chancellor, Dame Professor Louise Richardson.
24 June 2022
Nature-based solutions must not be forgotten in the drive to stabilise the climate. But care must be taken to ensure they are not hijacked or misused to ‘greenwash’ emissions, insists Oxford biodiversity expert Professor Nathalie Seddon in a landmark article for the journal Science.
14 June 2022
The study carried out by researchers from Oxford's Department of Zoology and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as part of the Darwin Tree of Life project, will shed new light on badger biology, disease and responses to climate change.
27 May 2022
On Thursday 26 May, the University’s brand new £3.25m Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute and Energy Systems Accelerator pilot (Mini-TESA), led from MPLS Division, opened their doors to showcase the range and depth of ambition in Oxford to drive forward the energy systems transition for the UK and globally.
Sapphire fibre developed by Oxford engineering researchers could enable cleaner energy and air travel
22 April 2022
As part of an EPSRC-funded cross-sector collaboration involving Rolls-Royce, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science have developed a sapphire fibre sensor that can tolerate extreme temperatures and has the potential to enable significant efficiency and emissions reduction improvements in aerospace and power generation.
From The Conversation: What the invasion of Ukraine means for the IPCC’s latest climate change report
4 April 2022
Professor Myles Allen, University of Oxford and Hugh Helferty, Queen's University Ontario discuss whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine makes it harder to stop climate change.
4 March 2022
A new study investigates whether protecting and restoring large animal wildlife can help to support climate change goals.
5 January 2022
A new Nature Climate Change paper highlights the urgency of emission reductions and emphasises the need for social and environmental integrity. There are clear risks of getting net zero wrong. If interpreted right and governed well, net zero can be an effective frame of reference for climate action.
4 January 2022
Congratulations to Professor Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, who has been appointed CBE in the New Year Honours 2022 for services to climate change attribution, prediction and net zero.
23 December 2021
Depleted oil fields are one of the targets for carbon dioxide burial and related technology development. New research from the Department of Earth Sciences, published in Nature, shows that subsurface microbial activity may make this type of carbon burial target more complex than originally thought.
23 November 2021
Islands are biodiversity hotspots yet, paradoxically, are also extinction hotspots.
16 November 2021
A carbon capture company established less than a year ago by two Oxford students has been announced as one of 23 winners of the XPRIZE student competition.
9 November 2021
Professor Seddon’s Nature-based Solutions Initiative, based in Oxford, researches the effectiveness of nature in fighting the impacts and drivers of climate change. Her advice is sought by governments, UN agencies and businesses.
9 November 2021
An interview with Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Population Biology in the Department of Zoology.
26 October 2021
The Oxford Climate Tech and Sustainability Innovation Challenge was a call for Oxford Researchers to submit ideas based on their research to help meet the challenges faced by the world in this historic climate crisis.
26 October 2021
‘There is no way we are going to be able to ban the entire world from using fossil fuels in time to meet our climate goals,’ warns Professor Myles Allen, the Oxford expert credited with first demonstrating, 15 years ago, the need for ‘Net-Zero’ carbon dioxide emissions to stop global warming.