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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.

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The ​findings have been published by the scientific journal ​PLOS ONE for ​World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 13:39 GMT

A mechanical engineer from Northumbria University has won a prestigious award after developing an innovative process to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water, using solar energy.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 16:58 BST

The international news channel Bloomberg is broadcasting stunning footage of Antarctica’s landscape captured by a Northumbria University academic who was undertaking research on the continent.

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Dr Paul Mann speaking about the CACOON research project
Prof. Hilmar Gudmundsson speaking about the Thwaites Glacier

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Prof. Gudmundsson is leading a project to investigate how and when Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier might collapse. This interview with ...

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