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Drones to protect coffee plants from fungal disease
A team of UK scientists is researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a fungal disease which devastates coffee crops.
Major new project to address trade challenge
The Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York will undertake assessments of trade in agricultural commodities as part of a multi-million pound project led by the United Nations' World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
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£10m Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced
The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.
Don’t quibble with a gribble
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to a sustainable method of converting wood into biofuel.
A health warning
More people are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to researchers at the University of York.
Diseases on the fly
Fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, our researchers have found.
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- Saving the Kenyan cloud forests
- Premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution
- York awarded major funding
- Tropical team work
- Breakthrough in fight against neglected tropical disease
- Community workers are the key to improved health in Brazil
- Plants prepare for battle against toxic soil
- Combating global antimicrobial resistance
- Culture and communication
- Environmental sustainability and resilience
- Health and wellbeing
- Justice and equality
- Risk, evidence and decision making
- Technologies for the future