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The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Oxford Martin Schol is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Researchers honoured with Royal Society Awards

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE FRS and Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert FRS have both received prestigious medals from the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science.

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Setting the record straight on the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

The Nile River basin has been embroiled in controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ever since the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced in March 2011 that Ethiopia would build the largest hydroelectric power dam in Africa on the Blue Nile immediately upstream of the Ethiopian-Sudanese border.

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Story of the UK’s COVID-19 Delta variant epidemic revealed by genome tracing

A team of researchers led by Oxford and Edinburgh have today revealed how the Delta variant of COVID-19 became the dominant variant across the UK in 2021.

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Professor Stephen Castles (1944-2022)

The Oxford Martin School is sad to learn of the death of Professor Stephen Castles.

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Some companies not on pathway to reach net zero by 2050 despite industry pledges

Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Queensland and Princeton University, have developed a new model for businesses to measure their progress to meet the Paris Agreement, discovering that some companies are not on track to meet net zero by 2050 despite public statements and climate commitments.

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This is the first time a transparent and reproducible method has been developed to assess the environmental impacts of multi-ingredient products.

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How we're helping farmers to reduce their environmental impact

There is an urgent need to substantially reduce the environmental impacts of the global agricultural system while ensuring sufficient food for an estimated population of 10 billion by 2050.

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Current policies cannot stabilise the Colorado River in face of ongoing megadrought

An ongoing megadrought, impacts of climate change and systematic overuse have created a crisis for the Colorado River, an essential water source for 40 million inhabitants of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

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NGOs must rapidly evolve to stay relevant, say NGO leaders

Aid and development organisations are at a turning point and urgently need to change, according to an unprecedented survey of leaders of international NGOs (INGOs).

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June is peak time for Campylobacter food poisoning; chlorinated chicken will not help

Oxford Martin restatement on the spread and control of Campylobacter food poisoning says we need multiple further interventions to reduce illness and manage antibiotic resistance.

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Long-distance collaboration makes scientific breakthroughs more likely, suggests Oxford University research

In an analysis of data for over ten million research teams, across eleven academic fields from 1961 to 2020, a new working paper from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work has determined that over the past decade remote collaboration between academic teams has led to more scientific breakthroughs.

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Oxford Martin School Directors elected to Royal Society

Two Directors of Oxford Martin School programmes have been elected to the Royal Society as Fellows this year.

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