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The tech that could make water use sustainable

The tech that could make water use sustainable | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.

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Holger Kessler, from the NERC-supported British Geological Survey (BGS), explain's how the system works.

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Maldives: climate change could actually help coral islands rise again – but they're still at risk

Maldives: climate change could actually help coral islands rise again – but they're still at risk | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

The Maldives may end up with perfect conditions for reef island building, but no new coral to build islands with.

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Holly East, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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More in depth data is required to reveal the true global footprint of fishing

More in depth data is required to reveal the true global footprint of fishing | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A recent study found that 55% of the world’s oceans are fished, but a simple number can't tell the whole story.

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Michel Kaiser receives funding from NERC (Grant/Award Number: NE/L003279/1).

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Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices

Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Global beer consumption could decline by 16% - wiping out the equivalent volume of annual US beer consumption - and the average price of beer would double, in the event of the most severe climate events being realised, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Plants.

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This study was funded by NERC.

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Why there's still hope for our endangered coral reefs

Why there's still hope for our endangered coral reefs | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Researching the most resilient corals could help us find ways to better protect reefs in the future.

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Heidi Burdett, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Increase in plastics reaching remote South Atlantic Islands

Increase in plastics reaching remote South Atlantic Islands | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is 10 times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology.

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a NERC-supported centre.

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Killer whales: why more than half world's orcas are threatened by leftover industrial chemicals

Killer whales: why more than half world's orcas are threatened by leftover industrial chemicals | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

PCBs were phased out three decades ago. But they're still lingering in the ocean.

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Crispin Halsall, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Why do we love bees but hate wasps?

Why do we love bees but hate wasps? | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A lack of understanding of the important role of wasps in the ecosystem and economy is a fundamental reason why they are universally despised whereas bees are much loved, according to UCL-led research.

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The research cited in this announcement was funded by NERC.

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British tsunamis 'happen much more often' than thought

British tsunamis 'happen much more often' than thought | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

New research has found that devastating tsunamis hit the British Isles much more often than previously thought.

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a NERC-supported centre.

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Why we're hunting for treasure – in old landfill sites

Why we're hunting for treasure – in old landfill sites | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Old landfills could be, quite literally, untapped gold mines.

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Jamie Pringle, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists have modelled the effects of huge hypothetical energy projects in the desert.

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Alona Armstrong, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Sun’s flares pose astronomical risk to comms networks

Sun’s flares pose astronomical risk to comms networks | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Adverse space weather could knock out satellite systems and cost trillions of dollars

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a NERC-supported centre.

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Marvels of the deep and their superpowers

Marvels of the deep and their superpowers | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The beautiful - but also bizarre - creatures that live around volcanic vents on the sea floor.
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Dr Georgieva is a NERC-funded scientist working at the Natural History Museum 

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Suffolk & Essex could rival France for wine according to study

Suffolk & Essex could rival France for wine according to study | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Experts at the University of East Anglia say parts of the UK could rival the Champagne region of France for wine production.

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This research was funded by NERC.

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Heatwaves can 'wipe out' male insect fertility

Heatwaves can 'wipe out' male insect fertility | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Study of beetles could explain global decline – and also be a warning to humankind

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This research was part funded by NERC.

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