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Majority of groundwater stores resilient to climate change

27 August 2020

A new study suggests fewer resources are depleting than previously estimated, but authors urge caution in unsustainable extraction levels.


Address major holes in ozone hole treaty to avert stronger climate change and serious health risks, experts warn

26 August 2020

A new paper, co-authored by a Sussex scientist, has revealed major holes in an international treaty designed to help repair the ozone layer.


One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain

30 July 2020

Led by a Sussex professor, the first official Red List for British Mammals highlights species most at risk of national extinction in the near future.


New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target

8 July 2020

A University of Sussex Professor leads a report for The Wildlife Trusts to show how people across society can take action to bring back insects.


Ending the daily work commute may not cut energy usage as much as one might hope

1 May 2020

A mass move to working-from-home accelerated by the Coronavirus pandemic might not be as beneficial to the planet as many hope


Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds, as bats find it 'irritating'

16 April 2020

A study reveals the impact of traffic noise on bat activity, suggesting that negative effects could be felt considerable distances from the source.


Pablo Escobar's hippos might have helped to restore local ecological diversity

25 March 2020

Hippos brought into Colombia by Pablo Escobar could have helped to restore ecological diversity in the surrounding area, according to a new study.


Common treatments used on cattle have devastating impacts on wildlife, new study reveals

18 March 2020

Experts have stressed an urgent need to find alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely on cattle, following new research.


A decade of sluggish action has left nations needing to slash emissions at twice the pace originally estimated

4 March 2020

Experts reveal a vast gap between current global emissions and where they should be heading to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.


Gone with the wind - extreme weather poses threat to honey bees as wind reduces efficiency of foraging

19 February 2020

High wind speeds can significantly reduce the efficiency of a honey bee’s search for food, according to a new research paper published this week.


University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development

11 February 2020

HR In Excellence in Research Award goes to University of Sussex for sixth consecutive year for excellence in supporting researchers develop careers.


Small change for climate change: Why research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up

16 January 2020

Between 1990 and 2018, less than 4.59% of the global funding totalling more than $1.3 trillion was spent on climate-related research.


Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future

3 January 2020

The low-carbon revolution could be at risk without new international agreements to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.


Global levels of biodiversity could be lower than we think, new study warns

2 December 2019

Biodiversity could be in a worse state than we think, as assessments fail to account for long-lasting impacts of abrupt land changes.


New report shows British wildlife is continuing to decline at an alarming rate

4 October 2019

The UK’s wildlife is continuing to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Sussex Professor.


Director of SSRP represents global science community at international summit on Sustainable Development Goals

30 September 2019

The Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme was one of three chosen to represent the science community at a summit for the SDGs.


New £1.25 million study will explore how to deliver a fair and just Net Zero transition

20 September 2019

A new three-year research project will explore ways to ensure that the UK’s shift to a low-carbon society does not leave anyone behind.


Experts warn UK food safety at risk with public softened up for lower standards

13 September 2019

Warning that Government is softening up public for lower food standards, including chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef imports, after Brexit.


No-deal chaos to hit food businesses trading across the Irish border, warn experts

22 August 2019

Crashing out of the EU without a deal could cause some Irish food businesses to go out of business within days.


Wind it up: Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

14 August 2019

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis reveals.


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