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The latest news from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering and our schools.

Calls for regulatory action to strengthen biodiversity disclosures

Business and finance disclosures need a biodiversity outcome focus and regulatory backing to deliver critical conservation goals, new study reveals.

Sustainability experts needed for national education scheme

Pioneering programme supporting schools and colleges to develop and implement climate action plans is being expanded.

New project METREAU on track to revolutionise wastewater treatment

Newcastle University will be part of a new project led by Northumbrian Water which aims to reduce energy needs and carbon footprint in the treatment of wastewater.

AI reveals critical gaps in global Antimicrobial Resistance research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has helped identify knowledge, methodological and communication gaps in global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research.

Comment: Climate change and parasitic diseases

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Mark Booth explains why climate change is making parasitic diseases harder to predict.

Climate change intensifies wind-rain extremes in the UK and Ireland

Climate change will cause an increase in extreme winter storms combining strong winds and heavy rainfall over the UK and Ireland, new research has shown.

Respectful marine users are rewarded with magical dolphin encounters

A citizen science project reveals that most boat users along the North-East coast do not disturb dolphins and are often rewarded with close-up encounters.

Discover Festival to inspire future generations in the North East

Discover Festival is an exciting one-day event that will showcase the ground-breaking research and development through a range of interactive activities for families across the North East.

Solar-electric taxi boat sets sail in Kenya

Experts from Newcastle University have helped innovate a solar-electric water taxi fabricated entirely from recycled plastic collected and manufactured in Kenya.

Study reveals retention ponds slash tyre particle pollution by 75%

New study has found that retention ponds can deliver a substantial reduction in tyre particle pollution.

Astronomers solve merger mystery of a magnetic star

An international team of astronomers have unveiled the evolutionary history of a massive binary system, which unusually contains a magnetic star.

Learning centre sees success in supporting young people

A learning centre designed to help young people from under-represented backgrounds in Newcastle progress into higher education has supported more than 1,200 students in the past year.

Engineering alumnus wins at UK Alumni Awards in France

Newcastle University alumnus, Souhail Aboulfadile, has won the Science and Sustainability award at this year’s Study UK Alumni Awards in France.

Study shows the crop benefits of enhanced rock weathering

Enhanced rock weathering results in higher crop yields and improved crop health, new research has shown.

Comment: Kelp restoration techniques

Writing for The Conversation, Hannah Earp and Catherine Wilding discuss how attaching seaweed spores to used scallop shells could restore UK’s coastal kelp forests.

Breakthrough experiment to help us better understand black holes

Scientists have achieved a significant milestone in quantum gravity simulations by creating a ‘quantum tornado’, paving the way to a better understanding of analogue black holes.

New £11M centre to produce leaders for Net Zero Process Industries

Newcastle University will lead a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) which will deliver a four-year training programme to produce 55 PhD graduates.

Research-intensive universities generate nearly £38 bn for UK economy

A new report assessing the economic impact of the Russell Group universities, found that for every £1 of public funds invested in research, more than £8.50 was generated for the UK economy.