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A significantly hotter mantle beneath Iceland

A significantly hotter mantle beneath Iceland | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Estimates of crystallization temperatures from four eruptions in northern Iceland offer improved constraints on the mantle's temperature beneath this anomalous divergent plate boundary.
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This research was funded by NERC.

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Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas' | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs moved rock huge distances as it dug out a crater in what is now the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.
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The project to drill into Chicxulub Crater was conducted by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). NERC is the UK funder of ECORD.

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BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain

BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers find traces of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in birds' feathers.
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Professor Richard Shore, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is quoted in this article. CEH is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Ripon sinkhole: Experts say 'it remains a risk'

Ripon sinkhole: Experts say 'it remains a risk' | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Investigations are continuing after a 50-foot sinkhole opened up in North Yorkshire. Residents have now been moved out of 12 properties after the giant hole appeared there on Wednesday 9th.

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This article cites the British Geological Survey (BGS), one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Sea levels could rise by two metres if the planet warms by 5°C

Sea levels could rise by two metres if the planet warms by 5°C | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A warming world is bad news for Earth’s ice sheets, but a new study suggests the outlook could be even worse for coastal cities around the world.

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The research cited in this article was carried out by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). NOC is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Casey Lysdale's curator insight, December 5, 5:14 PM
Change of five-degree celsius is linked to a two-meter rise in sea level. These impacts are not uniform along coastlines. The rising sea would displace millions and cost billions. 
 
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From dinosaurs to crime scenes – how our new footprint software can bring the past to life

From dinosaurs to crime scenes – how our new footprint software can bring the past to life | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
A fossil footprint is one of the most evocative insights into the past. It can tell you not only about presence, but also about the biomechanics of the track-maker. We have studied ancient footprints from around the world for more than a decade – and perhaps most notably we were part of the team that discovered the second oldest human footprints at Ileret in northern Kenya in 2009. They date back 1.5m years and were likely made by Homo erectus.
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DigTrace was funded by a NERC Innovation Award.

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These deep-sea creatures are 10,000 years old

These deep-sea creatures are 10,000 years old | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

There are coral reefs off the UK coast that are older than the pyramids of Egypt, but the fight for their survival has only just begun.

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This article cites research carried out by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). NOC is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Environmental change could be damaging some of the world's most precious archaeology

Environmental change could be damaging some of the world's most precious archaeology | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Wetland disappearance is destroying organic historical evidence that's been preserved for thousands of years.
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The authors of this article receive NERC funding.

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See the Northern Lights as the sun flings debris out of coronal hole

See the Northern Lights as the sun flings debris out of coronal hole | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
An increase in solar activity means the chances of seeing the Northern Lights tonight in places like Canada, Scandinavia, Scotland and even England and are greater than usual.
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The British Geological Survey (BGS) are quoted in this article. BGS are one of six NERC-supported centres.

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On board the plane that measures pollution

On board the plane that measures pollution | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Martin takes a flight on one of the most advanced science planes in the world, which is measuring the amount of pollution in the UK's cities.
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This research wass carried out as part of NERC's Into the blue science showcase and was carried out on FAAM 146's journey to Manchester Airport.

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New project to measure UK air pollution from the air

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air.
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This research was carried out as part of NERC's Into the blue showcase event, and FAAM 146's journey to Manchester Airport.

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Heriot-Watt University's £21m Lyell Centre takes a lead in the world's fight to cope with climate change

Heriot-Watt University's £21m Lyell Centre takes a lead in the world's fight to cope with climate change | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A “pioneering” research centre for earth and marine science officially opened at a Scottish university yesterday.

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Arctic crossing planned for ‘Boaty’ sub

Arctic crossing planned for ‘Boaty’ sub | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The UK’s favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, will likely take on the grand challenge of trying to cross the entire Arctic Ocean under the ice.
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Boaty McBoatface is one of NERC's fleet of marine robots.

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Dung beetles found to reduce survival of livestock parasites, new study shows

Dung beetles found to reduce survival of livestock parasites, new study shows | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Dung beetles can help farmers by reducing the development and survival of parasites in cowpats that cause serious illness in cattle during the summer months
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This research was funded by NERC.

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Months of darkness for Britain's Antarctic experts

Months of darkness for Britain's Antarctic experts | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
More than three months of darkness await a team of scientists as they head to a place so remote that rescue is almost impossible.
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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Cosmic clue to UK coastal erosion

Cosmic clue to UK coastal erosion | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Recent centuries have seen a big jump in the rates of erosion in the iconic chalk cliffs on England’s south coast, a new study finds.
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The research cited in this article was led by the NERC-supported British Geological Survey (BGS).

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Cloud Crash review

Cloud Crash review | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Artists HeHe present Cloud Crash, a collection that will shock, inspire, and start conversation about how the public views pollution and its dangers

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Cloud Crash is a NERC funded art installation at the Manchester Science Festival 2016.

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Study reveals male fish are judged on their DIY skills by females

Study reveals male fish are judged on their DIY skills by females | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

An international researching team at the university found that male fish build nests to suit local environments - and females judge the males on their ability to respond to changing conditions.

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The research cited in this article was funded by NERC.

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Uncovered: the mysterious killer triffids that dominate life in our oceans

Uncovered: the mysterious killer triffids that dominate life in our oceans | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
They 'engulf living prey, suck out their innards, poison them, harpoon them, make them explode, and steal and reuse body parts'. And we ignore them at our peril.
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Aditee Mitra, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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MPs call for major reform of flood risk management

MPs call for major reform of flood risk management | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.
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The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is cited in this article. CEH is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Climate change is invisible, insidious and urgent. Can the arts help us see it?

Climate change is invisible, insidious and urgent. Can the arts help us see it? | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The fact of climate change is beyond serious dispute, but has yet to become part of mainstream discourse in the UK or indeed beyond. Arts and climate science collaboration can help change this
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Cloud Crash has been funded by NERC as part of Into the blue.

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Potential 'hot-spots' for sea ice melting identified in the Arctic Ocean

Potential 'hot-spots' for sea ice melting identified in the Arctic Ocean | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Cold polar water can stop the Arctic sea ice from melting – but what happens if it warms up?
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Thomas Rippeth, the author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Scientists fly high to tackle air pollution

Scientists fly high to tackle air pollution | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Between 40,000 and 50,000 people a year die as a result of air pollution in the UK, which is a growing problem.
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This research was carried out as part of NERC's Into the blue science showcase, on FAAM 146's journey to Manchester Airport.

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Vanishing Mekong? Shifting tropical storms threaten a great river delta

Vanishing Mekong? Shifting tropical storms threaten a great river delta | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The Mekong Delta is gradually being washed away, as less sediment is delivered downstream.
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All of the authors of this article receive funding from NERC.

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Boaty McBoatface is training for an historic Arctic journey

Boaty McBoatface is training for an historic Arctic journey | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The internet's favorite submarine is getting ready for action.
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Boaty McBoatface is one of the NERC fleet of marine robots.

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