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Wild flowers growing around solar panelsMaking clean growth happen

How cutting-edge environmental research supports the growth of the UK economy.

21 July 2017

Green and Black Ambassadors Green and black ambassadors at Slimbridge

In early 2017 NERC funded 18 projects to engage the UK public with environmental science around challenging issues.

17 Jul 2017

New £10 million Changing Arctic Ocean research programme kicks off Scientists on sea ice

More than 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes, including British Antarctic Survey, will join forces on board the RRS James Clark Ross to investigate the knock-on effects of rapid warming and sea-ice loss in the Arctic region.

10 Jul 2017

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