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KCL Geography alumna Dr Zoe Lee wins Silver in Rio

Posted on 12/08/2016
King’s Geography alumnus Dr Zoe Lee won a silver medal in her Olympic debut at the Rio Games.

Having completed her PhD in Geography at King’s in March, Zoe competed in Rio for Team GB in the women’s eight rowing.

Zoe won the gold medal in the eight at the 2016 European Rowing Championships.

Whilst at Kings, Zoe was a member of the Earth and Environmental Dynamics research group, investigating the role of turbulence in Aeolian sand transport

You can read more about Zoe's sporting success here: https://www.britishrowing.org/athlete/zoe-lee/

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Humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by 500 years

Humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by 500 years

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Humans did not accelerate the decline of the 'Green Sahara' and may have managed to hold back the onset of the Sahara desert by around 500 years, according to new research led by UCL and King's College London.
King's and the London Air Quality Network tackling air pollution

King's and the London Air Quality Network tackling air pollution

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Air pollution has been linked to illness and premature death. A recent report examining the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime estimated that in the UK, the air pollution we breathe causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths per year. King's College London is directly involved in tackling poor air quality and are responsible for the London Air Quality Network.
Nobel Prize Winner Receives Honorary Degree

Nobel Prize Winner Receives Honorary Degree

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Professor Mario Molina, Nobel Prize winner for his work on the ozone-depleting effects of CFCs, was awarded an honorary degree by King's College London on 22 June.
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