Posted on Wednesday 12 March 2014
The new Environment Building, due to open in the summer of 2015 has entered its final planning stages
Posted on Friday 28 February 2014
The University of York is launching an innovative 3.5m Euro project which will use new technologies to improve the understanding of urban pollution and its effects on human health and the environment.
Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2014
A massive ancient subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon - has been discovered by a team of UK scientists, including experts from the University of York.
Posted on Wednesday 20 November 2013
All the latest news from the Environment Department, including exciting news about our new building development, the latest research grants and a round up of research undertaken in the summer.
Posted on Friday 8 November 2013
Two partnerships involving the University of York have received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.
Posted on Wednesday 9 October 2013
A team of UK scientists, including experts from the University of York, have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.
Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013
The Environment Department will be relocating to spectacular new, purpose-built teaching, office and laboratory facilities in 2015 in a £12 million investment by the University.
Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013
99% of our students think staff are good at explaining concepts and overall approval rating improves from 94% to 95%.
Posted on Sunday 15 September 2013
Whilst most of us were enjoying the warm summer sun, Environment Department lecturer in physical geography, Dr David Rippin, was taking on the altogether more challenging climate and terrain of Svalbard in the High Arctic along with Electronics lecturer, Andy Pomfret.
Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2013
A tiger, a West African primate and a large antelope are among species staving off extinction thanks to the help of zoos, according to a new report co-ordinated by Dr Andrew Marshall from the University of York and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.
Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2013
Female blue tits with brightly coloured crowns are better mothers than duller birds, according to a new study led by the University of York.
Posted on Friday 9 August 2013
The University of York and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo are teaming up to treat zoo visitors to a rare sight - the UK’s only captive group of Homo sapiens.
Posted on Monday 8 July 2013
A team of UK researchers believe earthworms could provide a window into past climates, allowing scientists to piece together the prevailing weather conditions thousands of years ago.
Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2013
An innovative scientific and educational collaboration between the University of York and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo has scooped a top national award in recognition of the outstanding impact of its conservation and educational work.
Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2013
Environmental projects which map some of the most important benefits we get from nature have been brought together for the first time in an online database, following national survey work by researchers in the University of York Environment Department.
Posted on Wednesday 13 March 2013
Environment students are now able to study for a four-year integrated Masters
Posted on Tuesday 29 January 2013
Read the latest newsletter from the Environment Department
Posted on Friday 11 January 2013
Read our latest newsletter for undergraduate offer holders for 2013 entry
Posted on Friday 6 July 2012
The University of York has been awarded a top 5 UK ranking and a top 30 world ranking in Environmental Sciences.
Posted on Thursday 5 July 2012
The Common skate might seem like an unlikely conservation cause. Its close-set eyes and pointed nose lend it a sinister look, while its flattened, spreading wings seem almost devilish.
Posted on Friday 29 June 2012
Over 90 scientists, managers and policy practitioners attended the launch of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) research programme on 22 June in London
Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012
A University of York academic is part of an international team of researchers which has reviewed commitments made by governments to protect the world's oceans and shown that there has been little success over the past 20 years.
Posted on Friday 11 May 2012
Researchers have warned that the stability of a part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is potentially under threat following a survey of the Institute and Möller ice streams.
Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2012
A pioneering partnership is helping put conservation at the top of the agenda at a popular UK zoo.
Posted on Tuesday 8 May 2012
2020, an experimental short course themed around the issue of flooding in York with representatives from York City Council, the Environment Agency and York Archaeological Trust.