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Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2018 13:21 GMT

Northumbria's research on Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier celebrated for its contribution to understanding the impact of climate change on global sea levels.

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 16:51 GMT

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 11:13 BST

A team of world-leading Polar experts have been trialling a new tool developed by researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle, that will better predict how ice sheets will evolve over time.

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 12:29 BST

​A major investigation into the impact of thawing permafrost and the subsequent release of frozen carbon on coastlines in the Siberian Arctic has been announced today (Tuesday 3 July).

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 10:44 GMT

With tens of thousands of salmon currently preparing to lay their eggs in the upper stretches of the River Tyne, a new project hopes to bring their incredible journey to life.

Northumbria University, Newcastle, academic shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Northumbria University, Newcastle, academic shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 15:29 GMT

International Development academic Dr Oliver Hensengerth has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize for his study of flood management in Vietnam.

Graduate completes 1,800-mile Ganges paddle board expedition

Graduate completes 1,800-mile Ganges paddle board expedition

Press releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 10:06 GMT

A Northumbria graduate has become one of the first people to paddle board the entire length of the River Ganges as part of an expedition designed to raise awareness of pollution.

Graduate’s Ganges expedition aims to raise awareness of effects of pollution

Graduate’s Ganges expedition aims to raise awareness of effects of pollution

Press releases   •   Oct 19, 2016 16:54 BST

​A globetrotting Northumbria University graduate is about to set off on one of his most arduous expeditions yet, paddling almost 1,600 miles down the Ganges river.