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NERC and BBSRC support new smartphone app to help UK farmers protect crops

A new app could help farmers protect crops and safeguard food production in the UK.

3 Dec 2015


NERC-funded science predicts UK rainfall of the future

Soaring temperatures could mean less summer rain despite previous research showing a strong link between climate change and a wet UK holiday season.

1 Dec 2015


NERC science to play a key role in Paris climate change conference

NERC's world-leading climate science research is set to play a pivotal role in helping negotiators thrash out an international climate change agreement during the upcoming UN climate change conference in Paris.

30 Nov 2015


Film captures RRS Discovery's unique voyage to mark NERC's 50th anniversary celebrations

A new film commemorates the RRS Discovery's historic passage to London, celebrating half a century of ground-breaking environmental science.

27 Nov 2015


NERC appoints new head of Arctic Office

NERC is delighted to announce that Henry Burgess has accepted the position of head of the NERC Arctic Office.

25 Nov 2015


Science minister opens new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at NERC's National Oceanography Centre

Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson yesterday officially opened a £3 million centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector.

24 Nov 2015


NERC's new £200 million polar research ship contract signed by Cammell Laird

The deal has been sealed for a major marine and engineering services company to start work on a new £200 million polar research ship for NERC.

23 Nov 2015


Tallest trees in rainforests could die of thirst, NERC-funded study finds

Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests, raising the Earth's carbon dioxide levels in the coming decades, a study suggests.

23 Nov 2015


The Nurse review - Ensuring a successful UK research endeavour

An independent review of the UK Research Councils, led by Sir Paul Nurse, is published today.

19 Nov 2015


First study showing pesticide exposure can affect crop pollination by bees

A new study shows neonicotinoid pesticide exposure impairs the pollination services provided by bumblebees.

18 Nov 2015