2016 news announcements
Decades of research by NERC-funded scientists led to a fundamental contribution to the UK successfully banning harmful marine pollutants, according to a new report.
NERC's world-leading research has led to economic and environmental benefits for the UK by helping to strengthen regulation in the water industry while avoiding disproportionately expensive requirements.
Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?
A NERC centre's scientific review of the winter floods of 2015 / 2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.
NERC partners with ESRC and AHRC to fund projects that will help developing countries cope with environmental hazards
Three of the UK's research councils have funded 22 projects that will help communities in some of the poorest regions of the world understand, prepare for and manage a range of natural and man-made environmental hazards.
NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are jointly supporting a new strategic research programme Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience.
NERC has funded two highly ambitious projects worth nearly £9m that will help two UK regions benefit from its world-class environmental science research.
NERC has joined forces with the Indian government and the country's scientists to tackle air pollution in Delhi and help secure improved water quality nationwide.
NERC's Into the blue Manchester showcase has kicked off with the arrival of the UK's most advanced scientific research aircraft at the city's main airport.
NERC and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that they will jointly fund as much as $25m (approx. £20m) in research, and make available additional funding for associated logistical support, to understand a massive Antarctic glacier whose collapse could significantly affect global sea level.