Subjects: Climate issues
EXPERT COMMENT: How art inspired by peatlands can help us confront the climate crisis
In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Rosie Everett, lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria in collaboration with Benjamin Gearey & Maureen O'Connor from University College Cork, discuss the roles that peatlands have played in our history and how they might be part of the key to our future.
The Power of Five
How the North East’s universities are working together to help drive forward the Levelling Up agenda and grow the region’s economy.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest
Activists are using food to draw attention to some of today’s most pressing issues. In an article written for The Conversation, Ekaterina Gladkova, Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Northumbria University, discusses why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest.
Thousands tuned into inspiring programme at Design for Planet Festival
It’s just over a month since festival fever gripped Northumbria after the University partnered with the Design Council for the 2022 Design for Planet Festival. Almost 7,000 participants registered for the online event across two days in November, providing more than 40 virtual events and live broadcasts, to coincide with COP27.
EXPERT COMMENT: How wildlife in ponds has evolved to survive frozen water – and how you can help more animals stay alive
When filled with ice-skaters or a clumsy Bambi on a Christmas card, a frozen pond is a merry sight. But spare a thought for the living things trapped below. The aerial wizardry of dragonflies and summer sculling of pond skaters are long gone. As the cold grips and shadows lengthen over the pond, its inhabitants face a terrible enemy: ice.
Key question around limestone carbon capture to be answered by partnership project
A mystery surrounding the implications of planting trees in areas of limestone bedrock, which is key to helping Britain reach its net zero target, is likely to be solved by a team led by researchers at Northumbria University.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Full programme released for Design for Planet Festival 2022
The full line up of speakers and workshops for the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, to be hosted by Northumbria University, has now been confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
Northumbria University contributes to sustainable development in Africa
Researchers at Northumbria University have been instrumental in the creation of a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship in a low-income area of Africa
Research fellow receives £1.5m award to study climate change impacts on the Antarctic Ice Sheet
A researcher from Northumbria University has received a prestigious fellowship award worth £1.5 million to study Antarctica’s future contribution to rising global sea level.
Present Antarctic deglaciation may be unprecedented in last 5,000 years, study finds
Two major glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have in at least the last 5,000 years, finds a study involving researchers from Northumbria University.
North East experts chosen to work with Arctic communities on new climate change technology
Northumbria University researchers are part of a unique team working on a new £1m project to better equip Indigenous communities in the Arctic against the disproportionate impacts of climate change.
Thousands of tonnes of air pollution could be reduced by changing the way we dry our laundry
Tumble drying a load of laundry releases almost the same amount of potentially harmful microfibres into the air as those released down the drain during machine washing of the same load, finds new research from Northumbria University and Procter & Gamble.
EXPERT COMMENT: Conger ice shelf has collapsed: what you need to know, according to experts
East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf – a floating platform the size of Rome – broke off the continent on March 15, 2022. Since the beginning of satellite observations in the 1970s, the tip of the shelf had been disintegrating into icebergs in a series of what glaciologists call calving events.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.