Reading hydrologist Professor Hannah Cloke writes for The Conversation on why floods are such difficult beasts to pin down, despite the efforts of the brightest scientists and supercomputers.
Professor Elizabeth Robinson, whose research contributes to The Lancet Countdown, explores how actions that individuals and governments can take to improve our health can also help to curb climate change.
Most of us would assume that organic food has a lower environmental impact than conventional food – but it’s a bit more complicated than that, says Professor Tom Oliver in…Read More >
Just as in wartime, our prosperity, wellbeing and the future of our children are under severe threat from the climate crisis. What is needed is a vast mobilisation of scientific…Read More >
We all know that climate change is harming the planet – but what about us? Sarah Harrop reports on a recent public lecture by economist Professor Liz Robinson, in which…Read More >
Armed with a quad bike, chopped vegetables and some giant pollen grains, Reading academics took sensory-themed research to the public at the Berkshire Show on 21 – 22 September. Here…Read More >
Climate strikes aside, one way that scientists can trigger a step change in attitudes to climate change is by infiltrating popular culture, says Professor Ed Hawkins in a new piece…Read More >
Flood forecasting must integrate work on the ground with disaster managers, humanitarians and scientists on a global scale if we are to save more lives and limit destruction from floods,…Read More >
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and people living in its coastal regions face a real threat of their homes and way of…Read More >
This week we’re highlighting the animal research work we do at the University of Reading, following last week’s release of national figures on the number of animals used in research…Read More >