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Major investment in solar panels makes environmental impact

Major investment in solar panels makes environmental impact

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2016 13:54 GMT

​Northumbria University has taken significant steps to increase its use of solar energy to help reduce its carbon emissions.

 COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?

COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2015 12:31 GMT

Nicola Pearsall, Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University, explains solar thermal electricity for The Conversation.

Ancient frozen carbon stores may cause vicious cycle of climate change

Ancient frozen carbon stores may cause vicious cycle of climate change

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 11:39 BST

​Ancient carbon stores from more than 50,000 years ago are being released into the atmosphere, which may fuel further global climate change.

COMMENT: Disappearing hedgehogs show familiarity may be a curse

COMMENT: Disappearing hedgehogs show familiarity may be a curse

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2015 00:00 BST

Dr Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow, Ecology at Northumbria University, examines the plight of the European hedgehog against a backdrop of falling numbers.

Northumbria University awarded 2:1 in environment and ethics university rankings

Northumbria University awarded 2:1 in environment and ethics university rankings

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 00:00 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle is among the top 40 most environmental and ethical universities in the UK, climbing 45 places in the People & Planet University League 2015.

Make mine a double! Innovative eco project wins two national awards

Make mine a double! Innovative eco project wins two national awards

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2014 00:00 GMT

A social enterprise project aimed at transforming former young offenders into environmental guardians has won two national awards in 24 hours.

Shining a light on solar research

Shining a light on solar research

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2014 00:00 GMT

Northumbria researchers are working on a £2m project to investigate sustainable sunlight-harnessing materials.

Northumbria research shines light on solar technology

Northumbria research shines light on solar technology

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 00:00 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle has joined forces with Blyth-based Solar Capture Technologies to develop new concepts for using energy from sunlight.

Prestigious lecture comes live at Northumbria

Prestigious lecture comes live at Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2013 00:00 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle has been selected by the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) as one of only a handful of venues to host a live screening of this year’s Garner Lecture.

Student’s designer city cuts out crime in the Caribbean

Student’s designer city cuts out crime in the Caribbean

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2013 00:00 BST

A Northumbria University student’s research could have a real impact on life in a Caribbean country after she proposed a way to prevent crime through design.

A brighter future for solar energy

A brighter future for solar energy

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2013 00:00 BST

Researchers at Northumbria University are investigating new sunlight-harnessing materials that could help meet the world’s future energy needs.

Alumna and MP shines a light on Northumbria research

Alumna and MP shines a light on Northumbria research

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2013 00:00 BST

Northumbria alumna Emma Lewell-Buck MP returned to the University campus for the first time as an MP to view pioneering research into low carbon technologies.