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A photograph of a peatland in good condition in Dumfries and Galloway.

Restoring the world’s depleted peatlands now rather than later would have massive economic benefits to society, according to new research.

Wide shot of a forest in Southeast Asia.

Setting fire to forest and agricultural land in Southeast Asia to prepare it for cultivation or grazing contributes to an estimated 59,000 premature deaths a year, say scientists.

Volcanic arc in Kamchatka, Russia by Tom Gernon

Extensive chains of volcanoes have been responsible for both emitting and then removing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), stabilising temperatures at Earth’s surface.

African tropical forest

Scientists studying tropical forests in Africa’s mountains were surprised to uncover how much carbon they store, and how fast some of these forests are being cleared.

A photographic portrait of Dr Stephen Whitfield.

A Leeds researcher has been awarded a Fellowship in Agriculture and Climate Change to engage with the international climate negotiations in the run up to and beyond COP26.