Psychologists encourage Gateshead households to expand use of innovative heat networks
Experts in consumer behaviour and behaviour change from Northumbria University are working with Gateshead residents to understand how households are using heat networks, in a bid to expand their use across the borough.
Research shows the current diversity of tree species has been shaped by climate change over the last 21,000 years
A new global survey of 1,000 forest areas shows how past climate change has had a major impact on the diversity and distribution of the tree species we see today. The results can help to predict how ecosystems will react to future changes, helping to shape conservation management around the globe.
Eco-friendly start-up gains business boost from Northumbria University students
An eco-friendly phone accessory start-up is making waves in the market, with a quarter of a million turnover in just its second year.
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.
Major investment in solar panels makes environmental impact
Northumbria University has taken significant steps to increase its use of solar energy to help reduce its carbon emissions.
COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?
Nicola Pearsall, Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University, explains solar thermal electricity for The Conversation.
Ancient frozen carbon stores may cause vicious cycle of climate change
Ancient carbon stores from more than 50,000 years ago are being released into the atmosphere, which may fuel further global climate change.
COMMENT: Disappearing hedgehogs show familiarity may be a curse
Dr Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow, Ecology at Northumbria University, examines the plight of the European hedgehog against a backdrop of falling numbers.
Northumbria University awarded 2:1 in environment and ethics university rankings
Northumbria University, Newcastle is among the top 40 most environmental and ethical universities in the UK, climbing 45 places in the People & Planet University League 2015.
Make mine a double! Innovative eco project wins two national awards
A social enterprise project aimed at transforming former young offenders into environmental guardians has won two national awards in 24 hours.
Shining a light on solar research
Northumbria researchers are working on a £2m project to investigate sustainable sunlight-harnessing materials.
Northumbria research shines light on solar technology
Northumbria University, Newcastle has joined forces with Blyth-based Solar Capture Technologies to develop new concepts for using energy from sunlight.
Prestigious lecture comes live at Northumbria
Northumbria University, Newcastle has been selected by the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) as one of only a handful of venues to host a live screening of this year’s Garner Lecture.
Student’s designer city cuts out crime in the Caribbean
A Northumbria University student’s research could have a real impact on life in a Caribbean country after she proposed a way to prevent crime through design.
A brighter future for solar energy
Researchers at Northumbria University are investigating new sunlight-harnessing materials that could help meet the world’s future energy needs.