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A surprising store of carbon in the tropical mountains


Tropical mountain forests, forests growing at more than 1000 metres above sea level, are known to be important regulators of downstream water availability, as well as regions of high biodiversity. Their other roles, in terms carbon storage for example, are less well understood. The steep terrain means that measurements on the ground are difficult to...

Forests forming particles


The work of LEAF scientists from the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) in the School of Earth and Environment featured recently in a study indicating that molecules emitted by trees are helping to form new particles in the atmosphere. The distribution of particles in the atmosphere controls various properties of clouds and the...

Environmental and health impacts of household solid fuel use


As part of their work with Yorkshire-based sustainability charity, the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC), scientists from the University of Leeds’ School of Earth and Environment hosted a cook stove workshop to highlight the global issue of the environmental and health impacts of household solid fuel use by about half of the world’s population. The...