Registration is now open for the Design for Planet Festival at Northumbria
Biologist and wildlife film maker, Patrick Ayree, who worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit alongside Sir David Attenborough, will host the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, due to take place at Northumbria University in November.
Young scientist selected by world forum to promote marine research
Due to the quality of his research around the impact of human activities on marine animals, a Northumbria University environmental scientist has been selected as a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA).
New technology can help combat climate crisis
Scientists have created a novel technology that can help to tackle climate change and address the global energy crisis.
Collaboration with charity supports real-world learning for students
Students at Northumbria University have gained real-world knowledge and experience from a collaboration with the charity dedicated to preserving Newcastle’s green spaces.
Researchers awarded funding to highlight community involvement in sustainable practices
Northumbria University academics have won a British Academy grant to conduct research that highlights the importance of communities in helping to shape a more sustainable future.
Study reveals evidence of historic climate change leading to conflict in Yucatan, Mexico
Scientists have discovered that a lengthy drought led to the collapse and abandonment of the prehistoric Mexican city of Mayapan, demonstrating evidence of a connection between climate change and civil unrest among the ancient Maya.
EXPERT COMMENT: Conservation science still rests on how animals can benefit humans
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Helen Kopnina, from Northumbria's Newcastle Business School, Dr Heather Alberro, Nottingham Trent University, and Professor Bron Taylor, University of Florida, discuss the need for a fundamental value shift in conservation if we are to help species thrive.
EXPERT COMMENT: Avian flu has jumped from chickens to wild birds and is spreading fast
In an article written for The Conversation, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Suggitt discusses how avian influenza has jumped from chickens and other domestic birds to wild birds and what is needed to tackle the spread.
Northumbria to host award-winning Design for Planet festival
Northumbria University’s School of Design has been announced as the venue for this year’s Design for Planet festival, aimed at galvanising the design community to help tackle climate change.
Honorary degree for global leader in fight against climate change
One of the most important climate change influencers in the world has been awarded an honorary degree by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Four Northumbria students scoop awards at Graduate Fashion Week
With 26 talented Fashion students from Northumbria University making it on to the shortlist for awards, there were high hopes for success at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.
UK-wide net zero target takes a step forward with CO2 recycling project
Carbon dioxide and water could be recycled into renewable future fuels under a new system being developed by engineering experts at Northumbria University. Led by Dr Shahid Rasul, a senior lecturer in the University’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, the team has successfully used an inexpensive copper-based catalyst to convert CO2 into both gas and liquid fuels.