Subjects: Nature and environmental control
Scientists determine cause of devastating Indian flood
A Northumbria University geomorphologist is among a team of international scientists to investigate the cause of the Uttarakhand flood in India earlier this year, which left more than 200 people dead or missing.
How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities
The latest edition of the influential journal Town & Country Planning has been edited by a leading Environmental expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future
Cities of the future could be better able to withstand multiple hazards such as floods, earthquakes or landslides, thanks to a £20 million initiative, of which Northumbria University is a key partner.
EXPERT COMMENT: Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors
Anna Szolucha, postdoctoral research fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface.
Tracing the history of farming in the Amazon
A geographer from Northumbria University, Newcastle is leading on a £340,000 research project to examine how ancient civilisations in one of the most remote and inhospitable areas of the Amazon farmed their land.
Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans
New research from Northumbria University has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe, and persisted throughout the Dark Ages and Medieval Period, meaning the region played a far bigger role in mineral exploitation than previously believed.
EXPERT COMMENT: Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetland
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Dr Bronwen Whitney, contributes to an article discussing Hydroelectric dams threatening Brazil’s mysterious Pantanal for The Conversation.
Could a return to nature be the key for future growth?
The role of nature and the environment in future planning and housing developments will be the focus of a free lecture taking place at Northumbria University on Tuesday 14 February.