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Based in and supported by the School of Geosciences, the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility, EIMF, is recognised internationally as an outstanding SIMS laboratory and widely regarded as the 'jewel in the crown' of UK National Facilities for the Earth and Environmental sciences.

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New research showing how naturally occurring noble gases can be used to track the movement of carbon dioxide (CO2) injected underground could provide a reliable monitoring technique for carbon storage operators worldwide.
CO2 injection into porous rock
Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests.
Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests
Potentially harmful levels of the air pollutant ozone are present in many regions around the world, according to a global study by scientists including researchers from the School of GeoSciences.
Potentially harmful levels of the air pollutant ozone are present in many regions around the world, according to a global study by a team of scientists including researchers from the School of GeoSciences.
The paper was originally published in 2003 and written by a group in the School of Geosciences, headed by Professor Keith Smith.  
Kathy Whaler, Chair of Geophysics, is amongst ten staff members from the University of Edinburgh to have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. 
Professor Kathy Whaler has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to geophysics.

Research at University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, in collaboration with institutions in the USA, Canada and New Zealand have performed chemistry-climate model simulations for the end of the 21st century under the Representative Concentrations Pathway (RCP) climate scenario RCP 8.5 to investigate how climate change impacts global air pollution transport.

Safe treatment and disposal of the wastewaters arising from fracking could cost more than £1 million over the lifetime of each well, researchers from the School of GeoSciences say
Salt produced from wastewater treatment in Pennsylvania
Man-made climate warming increased the risk of extreme weather events in 2016, according to a report featuring Edinburgh research.

Researchers suggest findings challenge the perception that charcoal income can sufficiently alleviate poverty and say reductions and eventual eliminations of acute multidimensional poverty (AMP) require a concentrated cross-sectional whole-of-government approach.

Land cover and study villages (A–G) in Mabalane district, Gaza province, southern Mozambique (Woollen et al., 2016). Village names are abbreviated. A = Matlantimbuti; B = Sangue; C = Tindzwaene; D = Mavumbuque; E = Mabuapense; F = Hochane; G = Matchele.

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