Key climate temperature goals could be too high
Scientists – including one of Durham’s leading glaciologists - and several countries highly vulnerable to climate change have warned that key global temperature goals might be too high.
Durham climate expert chosen for prestigious panel
A Durham University expert on climate change has been appointed to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC).
COP15: three visions for protecting nature on the table at the UN biodiversity conference
Professor Harriet Bulkeley, from our Department of Geography, describes how COP15 will set new targets for protecting biodiversity.
How cities are embracing nature-based solutions to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss
As the planet warms, the demand for keeping cool is growing. The International Energy Agency estimate that air conditioners and electric fans today account for about 10% of all global electricity consumption and will triple by 2050 – requiring the equivalent of all the electricity currently used by the USA and Germany just to keep us cool.
Tracking harp seals in Canada
Dr James Grecian was part of the final episode of Frozen Planet II where he talks about the migration of harp seals.
Geography academics receive awards
Three of our academics have received awards for their research excellence. Professor Pippa Whitehouse has been awarded the SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research, Professor Rebecca Hodge has received the Gordon Warwick Award by the British Society for Geomorphology, and Professor David Evans has been awarded the Clough Medal of the Edinburgh Geological Society.
Fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands
The fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands, researchers say.
Highest ever temperature recorded in Durham
Durham has recorded its highest ever maximum temperature of 36.9°C.
600,000-year-old finds point to some of Britain’s earliest humans
Early humans were present in Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, according to new research involving our Department of Geography.
Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate
A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
Two Geography Students Receive National Recognition for their Dissertations
Congratulations to Emma Brown and Dylan Inglis, who respectively received national recognition from specialty research groups of the Royal Geographical Society for their undergraduate dissertations in geography!
Harriet Jennings awarded 2nd place in the RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group
Congratulations to Harriet Jennings, who received national recognition for undergraduate dissertation research!