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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.

Bigg Market past and future reflected in design project

Bigg Market past and future reflected in design project

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 10:58 BST

Design students from Northumbria University have joined forces with Newcastle Business Improvement District company NE1 Ltd, to create a series of innovative concepts, all designed to attract new audiences to the city’s Bigg Market.

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 research unlocks secrets of the Sahara

Northumbria research unlocks secrets of the Sahara

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 15:06 BST

A peat bog in Romania provides a new insight into our knowledge of when the Sahara began to transform from grassland into the desert we know today, and the impact this had on dust deposition within Eastern Europe.

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