Northumbria’s Summer 2022 newspaper is out now
Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
New research highlights young refugees’ voices and experiences
Experts from Northumbria University have revealed findings from a research study which examines the links between volunteer opportunities and the livelihoods of young refugees.
Present Antarctic deglaciation may be unprecedented in last 5,000 years, study finds
Two major glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have in at least the last 5,000 years, finds a study involving researchers from Northumbria University.
Academic wins international award for work on ecological sustainability
A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science.
North East experts chosen to work with Arctic communities on new climate change technology
Northumbria University researchers are part of a unique team working on a new £1m project to better equip Indigenous communities in the Arctic against the disproportionate impacts of climate change.
Air quality research supports calls to clean up the school run
Research involving experts at Northumbria University outlines the health risks caused by harmful pollution from vehicles measured outside schools in Newcastle.
EXPERT COMMENT: We reconstructed Britain of millions of years ago to see what climate breakdown will involve
Dr Matthew Pound, Associate Professor in Physical Geography, and Dr Martha Gibson, Research Fellow in Paleoclimatology at Northumbria University, explore how the climate crisis will affect the UK in an article originally written for The Conversation.
Almost 800 subglacial lakes catalogued for first time in new global inventory
The world’s first inventory of subglacial lakes has been compiled, providing researchers with a comprehensive directory of where the lakes are and how they are changing in a warming climate.
EXPERT COMMENT: Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo
In an article originally published for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University, explores whether reindeer are an environmentally friendly form of transport in the lead up to Christmas.
Previously unrecorded Chilean tsunami identified
A large earthquake off the coast of south-central Chile in 1737 may have caused a substantial tsunami that was absent from historical records, according to new research published in the Nature journal, Communications Earth & Environment today (Thursday 9 December).
Northumbria’s Autumn 2021 Newspaper is out now!
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International recognition for glaciologist who has transformed scientific understanding of climate change in Antarctica
A Northumbria University academic has won a major international award in recognition of his exceptional scientific contribution to the field of glaciology.
Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests
Domestic burning of wood and dung fuels in neolithic homes would have exceeded internationally-agreed standards for indoor air quality, exposing inhabitants to unsafe levels of particulates.
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.
Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time
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
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
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?
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
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.