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How can we live more sustainably?

If you're visiting this page we know you are keen to know more about what Northumbria University is doing to help our society live more sustainably. This page highlights just some of the work that Northumbria staff and students are undertaking.

Click on the links below to read more about some of the world-leading research we are undertaking in all aspects of climate change - from assessing the impact of melting ice sheets through to developing sustainable living buildings; through to looking at the past to see how climates have adapted and understanding the environmental impacts of some of our daily habits, such as clothes shopping and laundry.

You can also read comments from our academics about their sustainability-related research; work we are doing on our campuses to be more eco-friendly and see more about how we are working with students and communities to make a difference.

All of this has contributed to Northumbria being ranked the 50th best university in the world for sustainability.

 

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Academic Research

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Study sheds light on pre-Columbian life in understudied area of Amazon.

Climate crisis to destroy 167 million homes in next 20 years.

Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests.

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding.

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

New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole.

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels.

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt.

Unlocking desalination with solar energy.

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing.

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier.

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities.

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage.

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths.

How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities.

International Fellowship award enables further Antarctic research.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals.

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets.

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean.

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans.

Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole.

Northumbria receives £754,000 to help establish how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse.

Only north-facing ice cliffs survive on debris-covered glaciers, find researchers.




Academic voices



Staff and students taking on climate change

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Sustainability on campus

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Working together to tackle climate change


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