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COVID-19 transmission chains in the UK traced through time and space

A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, has analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and produced the most fine-scaled and comprehensive genomic analysis of transmission of any epidemic to date.

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Polymer Diversity: Online Outreach with the Museum of Natural History

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'No country – whether rich or poor – is immune from the health impacts of worsening climate change' - report

The authors of a new report say that unless urgent action is taken, climate change will increasingly threaten global health, disrupt lives and livelihoods, and overwhelm healthcare systems.

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New College adopts the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment

New College, Oxford, has adopted a Responsible Investment Policy that incorporates the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment, one year ahead of the COP26 Conference, which will take place Glasgow next November.

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The need for open data sharing in the era of global pandemics

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Alice in Typhoidland wins Gold Medal for learning game

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Oxford Martin School researchers featured in Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

Oxford Martin School researchers past and present are featured in the latest 'who's who' of influential academics compiled by analytics firm Clarivate.

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Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions

The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.

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We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis, shows research

Even if fossil fuel emissions stopped immediately, emissions from the global food system alone could raise global temperatures by more than 1.5°C, new research from an international team led by the University of Oxford shows.

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Professor Nick Eyre appointed Oxford City Council scientific adviser

Professor Nick Eyre, of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, has been appointed as Oxford City Council’s first scientific adviser. The professor of energy and climate policy will support the Council and the city, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and moves towards net-zero.

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Cooling: hidden threat for climate change and the SDGs

Growing international demand for cooling is set to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions in history – but the risks and benefits of sustainable cooling remain a global blind spot, according to research.

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Filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is unlikely to significantly affect Egypt, but coordinated drought planning is essential

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), currently under construction, has strained relations between Nile countries.

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Oxford Martin School researchers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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