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New study says Earth will be uninhabitable in 3bn years

UEA scientists say the Earth has around 3 billion years of habitable life left.

Andrew Rushby, from the university's school of environmental sciences, said:

We estimate that Earth will cease to be habitable somewhere between 1.75 and 3.25 billion years from now.

After this point, Earth will be in the 'hot zone' of the sun, with temperatures so high that the seas would evaporate. We would see a catastrophic and terminal extinction event for all life.

Of course conditions for humans and other complex life will become impossible much sooner.

Humans would be in trouble with even a small increase in temperature, and near the end only microbes in niche environments would be able to endure the heat.

– Andrew Rushby

There's good news and bad news...

Earth: 3bn years left Credit: PA

There's good news and bad news...

Life on earth will continue for three billion years, but humans will die out a lot sooner scientists from the University of East Anglia in Norwich have said.

Climate scientists from the UEA say though our planet is getting closer to the sun, which will eventually make the planet too hot to live on, it's man-made climate change will make human life impossible long before this happens.


Police name woman found in university lake

Nomeda Pundziene Credit: Credit: Norfolk Police

A woman whose body was found in a lake in Norwich has been named. Nomeda Pundziene, who was 43, was discovered in the UEA Broad on the morning of August 1st. She was a Lithuanian national living in Gertrude Road in the city.

A postmortem has proven inconclusive, but her death is not being treated as suspicious. Detectives are now keen to find out exactly what happened to her, and establish her movements in the days leading up to her death.

Police to release more details after lake death

Police are today expected to release more details about the woman found dead in the lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Her body was found in a lake in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Her body was discovered by an angler at the beginning of the month. She was identified on Friday as a 43-year-old Lithuanian, who had been living in the Norwich area.

Mystery lake body is identified

A woman's body discovered in a lake in Norwich more than a week ago, has been identified.

Police have said she was a 43-year-old Lithuanian who had been living in Norwich. She was formally identified by family members today.

Detective Inspector Richard Graveling said the death continued to be treated as unexplained.

He said: "This is a very tragic set of circumstances and a very upsetting time for the family who now need to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.

"I would like to offer my thanks to the media in keeping this case in the public eye which has undoubtedly helped to solve this mystery."


Police return to lake where body was found

University of East Anglia Broad Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are to return to the lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich where a woman's body was found last week to carry out further searches.

The woman was fully clothed when she was discovered floating face down in the water. She had short dark brown hair which had been dyed auburn or dark red and was in her late thirties or early forties.

Yesterday (Monday) police released a photo of the black and flower printed dress she was wearing when her body was discovered.

Norfolk Police have released an image of the clothing found on the body of a woman discovered in a lake. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police renew appeals for information on woman's death

Police investigating the death of a woman found in a lake close to the University of East Anglia in Norwich say they've had little response to appeals for information.

Norfolk Police have received just 10 calls from the public and several enquiries from other police forces across the country concerning missing people, which have all been ruled out as lines of enquiry.

The woman, whose body was discovered on Thursday morning floating face-down in the water at the UEA, is described as white, 5ft 7, of slim build and aged in her late 30s or early 40s.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

We’ve had a limited response from the public and I would continue to urge anyone who believes they may have information concerning the identity of the woman to come forward.

We know this area of the campus is used regularly by members of the public including dog walkers and I would encourage anyone who has seen anything out of the ordinary in this area within the last week or so to come forward.”

– Detective Sergeant Dave Freeman, Norwich CID

Police close part of lake in death inquiry

Police at scene of body find on Thursday Credit: Norfolk Police

Police investigating the discovery of a woman’s body at the University of East Anglia UEA Broad in Norwich closed a small part of the lake this afternoon following the discovery of a shoe.

A fisherman found the shoe last night near to a jetty, and close to where the body was found.

A police search of the immediate area will now take place to establish if any other relevant objects to the case can be found.

The shoe will also be forensically examined to see if it belongs to the woman.

The death continues to be treated as unexplained. An initial post mortem examination proved inconclusive with further toxicology tests being carried out to help establish the cause of death

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