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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.

EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

Press releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 14:09 GMT

Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.

Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2018 13:21 GMT

Northumbria's research on Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier celebrated for its contribution to understanding the impact of climate change on global sea levels.

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 16:51 GMT

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Northumbria and Newcastle to train next generation of global change scientists

Northumbria and Newcastle to train next generation of global change scientists

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 13:47 BST

A new multimillion pound centre to train scientists to transform our understanding of planet Earth has been announced between Northumbria University and Newcastle University.

International Fellowship award enables further Antarctic research

International Fellowship award enables further Antarctic research

Press releases   •   Oct 05, 2018 10:04 BST

A leading Polar specialist from Northumbria University, Newcastle will shortly be returning to Antarctica to undertake more ground-breaking research after winning a prestigious international award.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 11:13 BST

A team of world-leading Polar experts have been trialling a new tool developed by researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle, that will better predict how ice sheets will evolve over time.

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 12:27 BST

Solar physicists at Northumbria University, Newcastle are poring over brand new images of the atmosphere of the Sun taken by NASA on a recent missile launch.

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 12:29 BST

​A major investigation into the impact of thawing permafrost and the subsequent release of frozen carbon on coastlines in the Siberian Arctic has been announced today (Tuesday 3 July).