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First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 08:00 GMT

Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more ice to flow from the land into the ocean. Their findings have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:09 GMT

A Northumbria University researcher is one of almost 100 scientists and support staff who have travelled to Antarctica this week (15 November 2019) for the most ambitious mission to date for Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2019 11:52 BST

A major £4 million EU-funded study to investigate how changes in Antarctica’s ice sheets and shelves may lead to a large and irreversible rise in global sea level over the coming decades is about to begin. Experts from the UK, Norway, Germany and France will work together to investigate the likelihood of abrupt changes in the movement of ice in the Antarctic region over the next 100 years.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 16:58 BST

The international news channel Bloomberg is broadcasting stunning footage of Antarctica’s landscape captured by a Northumbria University academic who was undertaking research on the continent.

Tackling global challenges at North East summit

Tackling global challenges at North East summit

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2019 13:50 BST

International development experts from across the world gathered in Newcastle upon Tyne this week for the fourth annual Global Challenges Summit.

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 12:12 BST

Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 16:30 BST

Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.

Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, home to UK research station, is about to break apart

Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, home to UK research station, is about to break apart

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2019 10:30 BST

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station, is about break off.

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 09:12 GMT

Cities of the future could be better able to withstand multiple hazards such as floods, earthquakes or landslides, thanks to a £20 million initiative, of which Northumbria University is a key partner.

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 10:16 GMT

The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.