How future research can help improve projections on rising sea levels
A new research synthesis co-authored by an international group of 29 ice sheet experts states that future rises in sea level could be better estimated by gaining a clearer understanding of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
More of the same: Study reveals winners and losers from climate and land-use change
New research from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northumbria University has determined that as warm-loving species expand their ranges under climate change, Britain’s landscapes are losing their biological uniqueness.
EXPERT COMMENT: The secret world of puddles
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor of Ecology at Northumbria University discusses the conservation value of puddles which is still largely unappreciated.
EXPERT COMMENT: Antarctic study proves glacier has undergone irreversible retreat – highlighting potential for widespread ice loss
In an article written for The Conversation*, both from Northumbria University, Hilmar Gudmundsson, Professor of Glaciology and Dr Brad Reed, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, alongside Mattias Green, Professor in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University discuss developments in the activity of the Pine Island glacier in the west Antarctic ice sheet.
Northumbria rated First-Class for sustainability
Northumbria has retained its position as the highest ranked university in the North East for sustainability in the latest People and Planet University League Table.
Published annually, the People & Planet’s University League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. It is compiled by the UK’s largest student camp
Major Antarctic glacier passed a tipping point in the last 80 years, research reveals
Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica has gone through an irreversible retreat, passing a tipping point within the last 80 years, researchers have found. The findings, which are published in the influential journal Nature Climate Change, have emerged when world leaders gather in Dubai to debate the impacts of climate change at the COP28 conference.
First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
EXPERT COMMENT: Building on the greenbelt is central to solving the housing crisis – just look at how the edges of cities have changed
In an article written for The Conversation, Cameron McEwan, Associate Professor in Architecture at Northumbria University and Andreas Lechner, Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology, focus their research on the urban-nature divide, providing a solution of building on the greenbelt to solve the housing crisis.
Humanity for Habitat – saving nature at home
The important role of managing residential gardens and yards to promote biodiversity is the focus of a new study led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and co-authored by an academic from Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: How community gardening could ease your climate concerns
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jose Yong explores climate anxiety and how community gardening can be used as a tool to manage this.
EXPERT COMMENT: Fashion industry’s environmental impact is largely unknown – here’s why
Dr Alana James, Assistant Professor in Fashion at Northumbria University, discusses the environmental uncertainty facing the fashion industry.
Clear-out collaboration keeps Newcastle clean
Students in Newcastle have helped divert tonnes of waste from landfill and raised thousands of pounds for charity as part of a city-wide campaign.
Commitment to sustainable development recognised
Northumbria University has been ranked among the world’s top institutions for sustainability and global stewardship in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.
Northumbria students inspire schools and colleges in national eco challenge
Northumbria University students have joined forces with TV architect George Clarke’s MOBIE charity to support a national challenge to find new ways to make homes more energy efficient.
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.
“Sustainable” condenser tumble dryers create hundreds of tonnes of waterborne microfiber pollution
A new study has revealed that drying laundry using a condenser tumble dryer leads to hundreds of tonnes of potentially harmful microfibers being released into waterways and oceans across the UK and Europe.
New portable system produces drinking water from just air and sunlight
Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how.
World tour for model boat inspiring citizen science against environmental pollution
A model sailing boat which represents a key part of a project working to banish single use plastics has embarked on a global tour that will help its message reach thousands more people and communities across the planet.
Polar ice sheet melting records have toppled during the past decade
The seven worst years for polar ice sheets melting and losing ice have occurred during the past decade, according to new research led by IMBIE - part of Northumbria University's Centre for Polar Observations and Modelling - with 2019 being the worst year on record. The findings are published today in the journal Earth System Science Data.