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Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:09 BST

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

Tracing the history of farming in the Amazon

Tracing the history of farming in the Amazon

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 10:07 BST

A geographer from Northumbria University, Newcastle is leading on a £340,000 research project to examine how ancient civilisations in one of the most remote and inhospitable areas of the Amazon farmed their land.

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2018 14:41 GMT

Beekeepers in the North East are being invited to take part in a Northumbria University research project exploring the difference between the plants favoured by city and country bees.

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 10:44 GMT

With tens of thousands of salmon currently preparing to lay their eggs in the upper stretches of the River Tyne, a new project hopes to bring their incredible journey to life.

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From l-r: Matthew Pound, Helen Hooper and Rinke Vinkenoog of Northumbria University, with urban beekeeper Ian Campbell

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Fishing for Answers

Fishing for Answers

From l-r: Oliver Moss, Northumbria University; Jon Shelley, the Environment Agency; Professor Tom Mordue, Northumbria University

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