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Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 10:00 GMT

Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.

Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2021 14:28 GMT

Diphtheria is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers from the UK and India. Their findings are published today (Monday 8 March) in Nature Communications.

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2021 14:32 GMT

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

Examining the impact of climate change on Siberia’s stores of permafrost
Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2021 15:32 GMT

Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.

EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 16:09 GMT

Katja Leyendecker, ​PhD candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, discusses Greater Manchester's new walking and cycling plan.

University saves one million bottles going to waste

University saves one million bottles going to waste

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2015 09:52 GMT

Innovative water dispensing machines used by gym-goers at Northumbria University’s Sport Central have now been used one million times, saving bottles from waste and supporting sustainability.