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  • Paul Kay and Nik Kapur's work on emerging contaminants in river sediments for the EU Sullied Sediments project, led by Hull, was featured on Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) on 8th May.

  • Oliver Fritsch met representatives of the Secretariat-General in the European Commission to present ongoing research on the Regulatory Scrutiny Board and EU regulatory oversight.

  • Pippa Chapman was invited to give the keynote lecture on ‘Carbon concentrations and transformations in peatland pools’ at the Flow Country conference IV: Thinking Big, in March.

  • Rizwan Nawaz was on the judging panel of the 25th Leeds Architecture Awards (in the category of best sustainable contribution) and attended the Awards Ceremony on 2 March at Leeds Town Hall. Citu received the award for the ‘Greenhouse’, a pioneering low-carbon residential development in Beeston. The development incorporates technologies ranging from wind turbines and solar panels to ground source heating and recycled rain water, along with IPTVs (Internet Protocol television) that tracks individuals’ energy usage and monitors the cost on an hourly basis.

  • Lee Brown visited Rothwell St Mary's Primary school to give a talk to year 3 about working in the Arctic. Jenna Sutherland then ran a question and answer session with the children via Skype live from Svalbard.

  • Megan Klaar and Lee Brown visited Fountains Abbey to discuss the implementation of NFM measures in the River Skell catchment by the National Trust. 

  • Joseph Holden and Dr Paola Sakai (School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds) discussed flood prevention methods and the effects on small businesses.

  • Liz Watson and Graeme Swindles’ recent research on volcanic ash was covered in Geographical Magazine (The official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)).

  • Liz Watson and Graeme Swindles latest paper “Estimating the frequency of volcanic ash clouds over northern Europe” published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters attracted significant media coverage including the BBC news, The Daily Mail,, Science Daily, World Breaking News, Space and Earth Sciences News, The Sun, The Daily Star and many more.

  • Lee Brown was quoted in a BBC news article about flooding.

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