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How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities

How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities

Press releases   •   May 24, 2019 13:11 BST

The latest edition of the influential journal Town & Country Planning has been edited by a leading Environmental expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

EXPERT COMMENT: Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 13:30 GMT

Anna Szolucha, postdoctoral research fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface.

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.

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

Press releases   •   May 29, 2018 17:14 BST

New research from Northumbria University has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe, and persisted throughout the Dark Ages and Medieval Period, meaning the region played a far bigger role in mineral exploitation than previously believed.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetland

EXPERT COMMENT: Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetland

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:58 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Dr Bronwen Whitney, contributes to an article discussing Hydroelectric dams threatening Brazil’s mysterious Pantanal for The Conversation.

Could a return to nature be the key for future growth?

Could a return to nature be the key for future growth?

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2017 10:42 GMT

The role of nature and the environment in future planning and housing developments will be the focus of a free lecture taking place at Northumbria University on Tuesday 14 February.

EXPERT COMMENT: Santorini eruption: new theory says ‘pyroclastic flows’ caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis

EXPERT COMMENT: Santorini eruption: new theory says ‘pyroclastic flows’ caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 11:21 GMT

​Matthew Pound, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, writes about the Santorini eruption for The Conversation.