UK universities ‘received £89m in funding from oil firms in last four years’

Nearly 36 universities have secured funding from eight oil giants, according to a new report

Air pollution linked to severe cases of COVID-19 and hospitalisations, London researchers find

This is more likely as air pollution contributes to people having heart or lung disease and their illness becomes more severe from COVID-19 if they catch it

Climate change ‘causing devastating impacts on mental health’

A new study claims to have found a ‘clear relationship’ between the rise in the world’s temperatures and suicide rates

Britain’s grid under extreme weather stress?

Low winds could put Britain’s energy security at great risk, Imperial researchers warn

Emissions from electricity fell 16% in 2020

A new report suggests the UK must deploy a range of new clean technologies to hit climate targets

Scientists fly drones that shoot sensor-fitted darts at trees to measure climate change

The drones could be used to track hard-to-navigate biomes like rainforests

UK’s electricity system was cheaper and cleaner during coronavirus lockdown but more difficult to control’

That’s according to a new independent analysis conducted via Imperial Consultants by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights.

Climate change could ‘increase yellow fever deaths in Africa by up to 25% by 2050’

Even under the most optimistic climate change scenario, Africa is most likely to experience an increase in deaths, according to a new study

UK researchers awarded £6m to drive next-gen solar tech

The organic and perovskite solar cells are critical to advances such as zero carbon buildings and vehicles as well as the Internet of Things

Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts on road to net zero’

A new report highlights how a host of technologies helped stabilise the country’s energy system during a volatile start to 2020