“Sustainable” condenser tumble dryers create hundreds of tonnes of waterborne microfiber pollution
A new study has revealed that drying laundry using a condenser tumble dryer leads to hundreds of tonnes of potentially harmful microfibers being released into waterways and oceans across the UK and Europe.
Pioneering North East programme ready for national launch
Story Chair - a collaboration between national charity Changing Lives and Northumbria University - has been facilitated over the last 12 months and involved more than 50 women across Newcastle, Ashington, North Tyneside and Sunderland taking part in an eight-week programme.
EXPERT COMMENT: How Gdańsk is reclaiming its industrial waterfront
Assistant Professor, Jiayi Jin from Northumbria’s Architecture Department, explains how cities can return their waterfronts to residents following the regeneration in The Baltic port city of Gdańsk, Poland.
New portable system produces drinking water from just air and sunlight
Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how.
New report highlights the power of partnership
A new report published today - By All, For All: The Power of Partnership - has mapped for the first time a decade of AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded community and cross-sector collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.
Northumbria academic part of panel to probe mother-and-baby homes in Northern Ireland
A Northumbria University academic has been appointed to a panel which will look to serve a future public inquiry into historical institutional abuse of women and girls through Northern Ireland's so-called mother-and-baby homes.
World tour for model boat inspiring citizen science against environmental pollution
A model sailing boat which represents a key part of a project working to banish single use plastics has embarked on a global tour that will help its message reach thousands more people and communities across the planet.
Polar ice sheet melting records have toppled during the past decade
The seven worst years for polar ice sheets melting and losing ice have occurred during the past decade, according to new research led by IMBIE - part of Northumbria University's Centre for Polar Observations and Modelling - with 2019 being the worst year on record. The findings are published today in the journal Earth System Science Data.
Research shows the current diversity of tree species has been shaped by climate change over the last 21,000 years
A new global survey of 1,000 forest areas shows how past climate change has had a major impact on the diversity and distribution of the tree species we see today. The results can help to predict how ecosystems will react to future changes, helping to shape conservation management around the globe.
Innovative care for older people project celebrates success
Northumbria University researchers are celebrating a key milestone in the development and delivery of an innovative new programme designed to improve care for older people.
Research funding gives hope for sight loss breakthrough
A team of scientists led by a Northumbria University academic has won funding to research an eye disease suffered by over 190 million people worldwide.