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  • Miniature transponders to be used in the war against ocean plastic

    Low-cost acoustic tags attached to fishing nets are being trialled as part of a major new project to reduce marine litter and ‘ghost fishing’.

    published on: 30 April 2019

  • Newcastle University declares a climate emergency

    Newcastle University has signalled its commitment to climate change action by joining a number of organisations in the UK and all over the world to declare a climate emergency.

    published on: 18 April 2019

  • Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record

    Newcastle University scientist plunges 7,180 metres into the depths of the Java Trench to become the deepest diving Brit in history.

    published on: 17 April 2019

  • Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought

    Total number of sharks and rays caught annually by small-scale fisheries in the South West Indian Ocean is estimated to be 2.5 million individuals – 73% more than officially reported.

    published on: 15 April 2019

  • Cities under pressure

    Cities to swelter as planners face unenviable trade-off between tackling climate change and quality of life, new research has shown.

    published on: 28 March 2019

  • Leading the way

    Newcastle becomes the first university in England to provide free sanitary care for students.

    published on: 27 March 2019

  • Overland migration of Arctic Terns revealed

    Data from a landmark study of the world’s longest migrating seabird reveals how overland migration is an integral part of their amazing journey.

    published on: 25 March 2019

  • Links with community and business to build a strong chain

    The North East Cluster for Healthy Ageing and Independent Living (NE-CHAIN) has won early-stage funding from UK Research and Innovation to cultivate the ageing market in Newcastle and the North East.

    published on: 21 March 2019

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