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Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated by Warwick chemists

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the University of Warwick have isolated elusive transition metal compounds of N2O that provide clues into how it could be used in sustainable chemical technologies.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11:26 | Tags: climate change, Chemistry, Environment, gas, Sciences

Molecular heaters to boost crop growth thanks to €4.9m project

A 4.9m EU H2020 grant will enable a consortium of researchers from across Europe, to embark on a project called ‘Boostcrop’. They will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methodologies to design molecular heaters which will enhance crop growth under cold and freezing stress.

Tue 26 Feb 2019, 09:00 | Tags: climate change, Chemistry, BoostCrop, crops

Two- to three- fold increase in heatwave occurrence and severity seen directly in UK temperature records

A two to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified in a new analysis of historical daily temperature data led by University of Warwick scientists.

Mon 21 Jan 2019, 12:40 | Tags: Physics, climate change

‘Unleashing the popular will’ to combat climate change

How can we harness the collective will of the people to avert disaster? Experts are to meet with students and members of the public at the University of Warwick to share their insights.

Thu 29 Nov 2018, 14:43 | Tags: climate change, Environment, Sustainable development

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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