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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences news

Discover Mixoplankton at British Science Week 2021

15 March 2021

Researchers webinar for students promotes science undertaken in Wales as part of British Science Week

Evolution of ocean “twilight zone” creatures linked to global climate change

11 March 2021

Scientists have revealed how life populating the shadowy ocean below the surface evolved as Earth’s climate cooled over millions of years.

Tackling the impact of future climate change on marine pollution

3 March 2021

New study identifies the major sources of marine pollution in Europe, and how future climate conditions may control their relative importance

Unlearning Racism in Geoscience

School members join Unlearning Racism in Geoscience programme

1 March 2021

School members join programme to facilitate anti-racism work in geoscience departments around the country

Outstanding Master’s student wins Geologists’ Association Prize

12 February 2021

Postgraduate student presented with the Curry MSc Prize 2020 by the Geologists’ Association

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Melting icebergs key to sequence of an ice age, scientists find

13 January 2021

New study unravels long-standing climate mystery and provides insight into how our planet may change in the future

Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders

9 November 2020

CCAT will bring together policymakers, local authorities, academics and communities from Ireland, Wales and England to share knowledge and best practice of coastal management

Join the Bag It Bin It campaign

6 November 2020

New campaign reminds dog owners to pick up after their pets

Join the Bin Your Butt campaign

12 October 2020

New campaign reminds smokers to responsibly extinguish and dispose of their cigarettes

Cardiff University renames School to reflect a new focus for the future

28 September 2020

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences will become the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Air pollution leads to increase in electricity usage, study suggests

24 September 2020

Scientists say unclean air triggers change in behaviour that drives people indoors to use more electricity

Water and sanitation for all in a pandemic

10 September 2020

Researchers explore the challenges of hand hygiene in a changing water world

Terradat Prize for top postgraduate student

15 August 2020

Master's student receives award from Terradat UK for his outstanding performance during his degree

Congratulations to all our graduating students

6 August 2020

A huge congratulations to all our final year students on their graduation

Ocean floor

New discovery could highlight areas where earthquakes are less likely to occur

2 June 2020

Scientists identify specific conditions that cause tectonic plates to slowly creep underneath one another rather than generate potentially catastrophic earthquakes

Farmers getting water

Major international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa

26 May 2020

New €6.7M project aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity and food insecurity

Celebrating Sea4All project success

26 May 2020

The project to drive awareness of the impact of marine pollution among young people celebrates success as it comes to a close

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Researchers to study ‘DNA’ of Earth’s interior

18 May 2020

New project aims to produce 4D maps of the Earth’s mantle to help understand some of the most dramatic geological events in our history

Structural Geology for Mining and Exploration

Online CPD course made available to undergraduate students

6 May 2020

An online CPD course developed by Professor Tom Blenkinsop of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is helping undergraduate students to access learning to support their degrees.

New insights into mysterious deep earthquakes

26 March 2020

A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms which trigger earthquakes deep below Earth’s surface.