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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.

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.

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT

A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT

A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.

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