Climate change research festival at Aberystwyth University looks ahead to COP26 challenges

06 October 2021

Climate change experts will gather at Aberystwyth University for a week of events to discuss challenges ahead of the COP26 summit.

Microbe build-up on Greenland could mean more ice loss says research

25 June 2021

The Greenland Ice Sheet could be under threat from microbes on its surface multiplying faster than they are washed away in a warming climate, according to new research from Aberystwyth University.

Online engagement event set to encourage Girls into Geoscience

11 June 2021

Young female and nonbinary people across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to consider a career in geoscience with a virtual event day in June.

Fibre-optics used to take the temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet

14 May 2021

Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

92% of Alpine glaciers could disappear by the end of this century, researchers say

07 December 2020

Climate change could result in the loss of up to 92% of glaciers in the Alps by the end of this century according to new research findings.

Sea-level rise will have complex consequences

05 November 2020

Rising sea levels will affect coasts and human societies in complex and unpredictable ways, according to a new study that examined 12,000 years in which a large island became a cluster of smaller ones.

Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth’s forests to regenerate naturally

12 October 2020

Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be considered alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential aboveground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.

EU funding boost for climate change research

30 July 2020

Three major research projects involving Aberystwyth University scientists have been awarded additional European Union funding of €4.5m (£3.9m).

New platform helps protect and restore threatened mangroves

28 July 2020

A new interactive tool to help conserve and restore the world’s mangrove forests has been launched by a team of international scientists including Aberystwyth University.

‘Sweeping success’ for Aberystwyth University in Welsh awards

16 July 2020

Aberystwyth University is celebrating after its lecturers won almost every award for excellence in Welsh-medium education this year.

Drones capture Greenland ice sheet fracturing as meltwater lake drains

11 December 2019

Aberystwyth University researchers have contributed to a study investigating how the world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is responding to the catastrophic drainage of large meltwater lakes that form on its surface.

Aberystwyth University declares climate emergency and commits to reducing fossil fuel investments

25 November 2019

Aberystwyth University has joined organisations around the world in declaring a climate emergency and has taken steps to reduce its investments in fossil fuels.

What life was like in mental hospitals in the early 20th century

25 November 2019

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Elizabeth Gagen from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, creates a portrait of Cefn Coed Hospital, which operated in Wales between 1932-2018, and provides a unique insight into life at a mental hospital.

Aberystwyth University pledge to reduce its use of single use plastic

22 October 2019

Aberystwyth University has pledged to continually reduce its use of single use plastic.