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Rainforest in Panama

Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils - and that could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions.

Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden have been appointed UK Freshwater Quality Champions by the NERC

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed Freshwater Quality Champions to lead a new programme that will study the water quality of UK rivers.

A building on fire.
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An ‘urgent conversation’ is needed about extreme heat and the wildfire risk that could threaten lives in urban areas, a School of Geography expert says.

Prof Corneille Ewango of the University of Kisangani, DRC, takes notes in a peat swamp forest along the Ikelemba River in DRC.

A new study has mapped the full scale of a vast region of peatland in the heart of the Congo Basin, revealing it to be 15% bigger than previously thought.

green trees in a rainforest

Dr Simon Lewis is calling for an international intervention to stop an immense area of rainforest from being auctioned off by the Democratic Republic of Congo.