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Dr Lu Zhuo wins prestigious Royal Society International Exchange Grant for collaborative study.

7 May 2024

Dr Zhou’s project will examine how wind and water affects bridges and the slopes around them.

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Cardiff joins £2.6 million centre to train new generation of mineral resources experts

7 March 2024

NERC-funded centre brings together expertise from industry and academia to enable UK transition to sustainable energy

An artist’s impression of an ancient Calamophyton tree forest

Earth’s earliest forest revealed in Somerset fossils

7 March 2024

390-million-year-old fossil trunks and branches found on Devon and Somerset coast

Dr Diana Contreras Mojica shares post-disaster recovery insights during Chile visit

26 February 2024

Dr Diana Contreras Mojica shares data analysis relating to the tenth anniversary of the 2010 Maule earthquake.

Dr Diana Contreras Mojica selected for prestigious GW4 Crucible 2024

26 February 2024

The GW4 Crucible 2024 is focused on tackling health disparities through radical interdisciplinary approaches.

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66 million-year history of carbon dioxide shows climate is highly sensitive to greenhouse gases

7 February 2024

Cardiff experts help map changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide in deep time

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Pivotal moment for humanity as tipping point threats and opportunities accelerate, report warns

7 February 2024

Cardiff experts contribute to most comprehensive study of tipping points ever conducted

A satellite image of a sandstorm on Earth taken from space

Climate and health impacts of dust inaccurately represented, study finds

17 January 2024

Cardiff-led team develop alternative model revealing truly global and seasonal dust emission cycle

Satellite image of Mbale region in Uganda during the flood of 2022.

Extreme fluctuations between drought and flooding are devastating communities at greatest risk of climate change impacts, new research reveals

14 November 2023

Researchers examined frequency and magnitude of flooding and drought hazards in six countries over four decades


Cardiff University researchers lead new project improving household hazard preparedness for citizens in low income countries

8 September 2023

Dr Joel C Gill, lecturer in sustainable geoscience and principal investigator of the ‘Improving Household Preparedness in Multi-Hazard Contexts’ project, has been funded by the global safety charity, Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Shifting Sands: New research by Cardiff University environmental scientists and international collaborators changes how we understand dust in Earth’s systems

1 September 2023

Professor Adrian Chappell unveils new insights into how dust emission seasonally shifts internationally and affects global energy balance and climate.

dust cloud over city

Shifting sands

16 August 2023

Cardiff University environmental scientists and international collaborators are changing how we understand dust in Earth’s systems

Photographs of two young men. Lucas Zazzi Carbone on the left and Piers O’Connor on the right.

Podcasting for the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

20 July 2023

Graduates reflect on “fun” and “challenging” exchange programme

White microscopic fossil shell on black background.

Super salty water from the Indian Ocean helped end ice ages, study suggests

11 July 2023

Research highlights inter-connected behaviour of global climate system

Hay Festival

University experts inform and inspire at Hay Festival 2023

26 May 2023

The Cardiff Series returns to Hay-on-Wye

Dark underwater scene beneath blue sun beam

Twilight zone at risk from climate change

27 April 2023

Study warns of climate change risk to twilight zone life

Drone image of a degraded forest in Malaysian Borneo

Recovering tropical forests offset just one quarter of carbon emissions from new tropical deforestation and forest degradation, study finds

22 March 2023

Scientists use satellite data in first pan-tropical estimates of carbon stock recovery across Amazon, Central Africa and Borneo

Move Software

Petroleum Experts donates £1.9m worth of software licenses

30 January 2023

New software licenses for our 3D Seismic Lab

Cardiff academic joins UK Young Academy

16 January 2023

Dr Aiditee Mitra is one of the first members of the new UK Young Academy

Ancient landslides could help understand tsunami hazards

5 December 2022

Study reconstructs ancient oceans and hazards to understand devastating landslide-generated tsunamis