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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.

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Press releases   •   Sep 22, 2020 11:02 BST

Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST

​A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

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.

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT

A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.

EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 11:37 GMT

In this recent article written for The Conversation, Dr Kate Winter, a Research Fellow of Antarctic Science at Northumbria University, shares her experience of living in a zero-emissions base in Antarctica to highlight how life with no carbon emissions could be possible.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 13:40 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology, writes about the problem of dive-bombing seagulls for The Conversation.

 European students expand their horizons at Northumbria

European students expand their horizons at Northumbria

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2016 17:08 GMT

Students from Italy, The Netherlands, Romania and Spain joined Gateshead College students for a series of interactive talks hosted by Department of Geography at Northumbria University.

EXPERT COMMENT: The captivating “personalities” of the animal stars in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

EXPERT COMMENT: The captivating “personalities” of the animal stars in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2016 14:33 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the experiences of invertebrates participating in TV reality show 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'.

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 11:38 GMT

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the anthropomorphism of animals in response to the recent episode of BBC One's Planet Earth II.

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Filthy rich? Insects prefer to live in wealthier houses research says

EXPERT COMMENT: Filthy rich? Insects prefer to live in wealthier houses research says

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 15:28 BST

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria, writes about households becoming biodiversity hotspots for The Conversation.

Close ‘en-counters’ of the geographical kind

Close ‘en-counters’ of the geographical kind

Press releases   •   May 13, 2016 14:10 BST

​A new exhibition exploring how young people perceive and map the city’s geography will launch at The Holy Biscuit during Newcastle’s Late Shows, starting tonight.

Northumbria to host science and innovation workshop in Brazil

Northumbria to host science and innovation workshop in Brazil

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2016 14:41 BST

​A Geography academic will help lead a workshop in Brazil after being awarded a share of a prestigious £375m fund.

Multicultural Britain under threat?

Multicultural Britain under threat?

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 14:43 BST

The impact of immigration legislation on the UK’s ‘everyday borders’ was among the topics discussed at a special panel and film screening at Northumbria University recently.

Everyday borders explored

Everyday borders explored

Press releases   •   Mar 23, 2016 13:34 GMT

​A documentary film screening at Northumbria University next week chaired by Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah will help raise awareness of the impact of immigration laws on multi-cultural Britain.

Students get chance to contribute to global disaster debate

Students get chance to contribute to global disaster debate

Press releases   •   Mar 23, 2016 11:36 GMT

​A group of Northumbria students have contributed to the United Nations’ plans to prevent future global disasters by attending an international conference in Geneva.

Northumbria glaciologist secures funding for European Alps research

Northumbria glaciologist secures funding for European Alps research

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2016 11:53 GMT

​A Geography researcher will spend his summer doing fieldwork in the Miage Glacier after receiving a grant from the British Society of Geomorphology.

African adventure for geography student

African adventure for geography student

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2016 14:34 GMT

​A Northumbria student put his university studies into practice when he spent six weeks helping communities in Uganda.