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Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Press releases   •   Sep 22, 2020 11:02 BST

Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

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