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Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The ​findings have been published by the scientific journal ​PLOS ONE for ​World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.

New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2020 16:26 BST

Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the continent had an exceptionally warm climate in prehistoric times. Their findings are published today (1 April) as the lead story in the scientific journal Nature.

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT

A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 13:39 GMT

A mechanical engineer from Northumbria University has won a prestigious award after developing an innovative process to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water, using solar energy.

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Dr Jan De Rydt and Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson of Northumbria University

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

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Short interview with Prof. Hilmar Gudmundsson speaking about the Thwaites Glacier

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