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News: June 2021

Life could exist in the clouds of Jupiter but not Venus

Jupiter’s clouds have water conditions that would allow Earth-like life to exist, but this isn’t possible in Venus’ clouds, according to the groundbreaking finding of new research led by a Queen’s University Belfast scientist with contribution from a Bangor University expert.

Publication date: 28 June 2021

Planned UK planting of forests expected to be the equivalent of 14 billion fewer kilometres being driven

Results counter recent studies that suggest commercial forests act only as a short-term sink of carbon dioxide

Publication date: 22 June 2021

What role do forests play for natural flood management in the UK?

Recently published research conducted by Bangor University and Forest Research reviews the current state of knowledge on the role of forested lands for natural flood management (NFM) in the UK. Published in the WIREs Water journal (, the review examines the existing evidence on the role that different types of forest cover play for NFM.

Publication date: 18 June 2021

Forest managers invited to contribute to oak health project

Forest managers are being invited to share their knowledge and expertise relating to oak health, with a team of researchers who are aiming to discover how declining health is affecting trees across the UK, and to reveal managers’ views on possible new treatments.

Publication date: 14 June 2021

Land, Food and Power

Decolonising Food Geographies Seminar Series 16 June 2021 10am-4pm

Publication date: 11 June 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets

This article by Ruben Valbuena, Lecturer in Forest Sciences at Bangor University and Thomas Lovejoy, UN Foundation and university Professor, George Mason University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 June 2021

Microbial Enzymes For Sustainable Detergents, Textiles And Cosmetics

More environmentally friendly consumer products, from detergent to textiles and cosmetics will be manufactured as a result of work by Bangor University scientists and their project partners.

Publication date: 8 June 2021

Pollution-loving plants hold key to predicting adaptation to environmental change

Environmental change is happening so quickly that wild organisms can’t keep up, and face substantial challenges. But some organisms may be able to adapt surprisingly rapidly to new circumstances. Predicting which species will be able to adapt quickly is far from straightforward, but an unassuming coastal plant may just hold the key to understanding how species adapt quickly to man-made habitats.

Publication date: 7 June 2021

Rewilding: four tips to let nature thrive

What would rewilding mean for a country like the UK? Bringing back wolves and bears? Returning the land to how it looked in prehistoric times? How will people fit into this wild and unimaginably different place? Questions like these abound whenever rewilding is in the news.

Publication date: 7 June 2021

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