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UCL academics play key role in IPCC report

Scientists at UCL have joined experts from across the globe in writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting global warming to 1.5C.

Published: Oct 8, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction

Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world - raising the risk of global extinction - due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL.

Published: Sep 21, 2018 12:06:50 PM

Help survey wasps over the bank holiday weekend

Wasps might not be the nation’s favourite insects but are some of the most important so UCL and University of Gloucestershire scientists are again asking for the public’s help to find out more about these misunderstood creatures.

Published: Aug 14, 2018 12:03:34 PM

Deep groundwater in coastal deltas resilient to contamination

Groundwater pumped from the depths of the coastal Bengal Basin supporting more than 80 million people is largely secure from contamination, according to new research by UCL and the British Geological Survey.

Published: Jul 19, 2018 4:11:29 PM

New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates, according to a study by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).

Published: Jun 21, 2018 7:23:48 PM

Antarctica retreating across the sea floor

Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new UCL and University of Leeds study has found.  

Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:37:35 PM

Unlocking the secrets of ice

The complex properties of water and ice are not well understood but a team from UCL and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have revealed new information about a phase of ice called 'ice II'.

Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:26:29 PM

Animals shield their families from a harsh world

Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, suggests research from UCL, the University of Bristol and University of Exeter.

Published: Mar 7, 2018 6:40:28 PM

New alien species invasions still rising globally

Up to 16% of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult to predict, according to new research involving UCL.

Published: Feb 6, 2018 9:41:11 AM

When did flowers originate?

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.

Published: Feb 5, 2018 10:23:10 AM

Green energy blueprint for cutting UK electricity prices

A blueprint to cut UK electricity prices to bring them into line with competitor countries such as Germany and France as we move to low-carbon power generation has been proposed by UCL researchers.

Published: Feb 5, 2018 7:31:13 AM