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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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Dorset maritime engineering firm wins RRS Sir David Attenborough polar ship contract

Dorset maritime engineering firm wins RRS Sir David Attenborough polar ship contract | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

South West-based maritime engineering company Intermarine UK has landed a contract from Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside to supply the RRS Sir David Attenborough polar ship. 

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NERC funded research vessel

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Why it's so hard to detect the fingerprints of global warming on monsoon rains

Why it's so hard to detect the fingerprints of global warming on monsoon rains | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Kerala floods show the relationship between climate change and extreme rainfall is complex.

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Jonathan Eden, author of this article, has worked on projects funded by NERC.

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Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

What can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past?

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Thomas Hearing, one of the authors of this article, is a NERC-funded PhD research student.

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Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

NSW oysters are shrinking and fewer in number, and academics fear the cause is climate change

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Mike Webb, NERC’s head of research, is mentioned in this article.

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Anthropocene vs Meghalayan: why geologists are fighting over whether humans are a force of nature

Anthropocene vs Meghalayan: why geologists are fighting over whether humans are a force of nature | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

When it comes to the geological record, airbrushing out humans' impact on the environment makes little sense.

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Mark Maslin, Professor at University College London, is Director of The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

 

Professor Simon Lewis has received funding from NERC.

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Antidepressants are changing animals' behaviour – and we're using technology to find out how

Antidepressants are changing animals' behaviour – and we're using technology to find out how | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Drugs are finding their way into lakes and rivers, and we need to know exactly what they're doing to wildlife.

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Alex Ford, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Manchester wildfires will leave toxic legacy, scientists warn

Manchester wildfires will leave toxic legacy, scientists warn | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists have warned the wildfires that raged over Saddleworth Moor earlier this summer may have released a cocktail of toxic smoke which could have dire consequences for human health.

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NERC is mentioned in this article.

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Rogue hurricanes that head northwards may be new normal

Rogue hurricanes that head northwards may be new normal | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

An 'ex-hurricane' will hit the UK and Ireland for the second consecutive year.

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Alexander Roberts, author of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Extreme weather in Europe linked to less sea ice and warming in the Barents Sea

Extreme weather in Europe linked to less sea ice and warming in the Barents Sea | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Since 2005, the Barents Sea has become too warm for sea ice to exist south of the Polar Front.

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Yueng-Djern Lenn, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Forget environmental doom and gloom – young people draw alternative visions of nature's future

Forget environmental doom and gloom – young people draw alternative visions of nature's future | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists asked young people to draw what they would like the natural world to look like when they're older. Their imagination could help make conservationists more ambitious.

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Christopher Sandom, one of the authors of this article, has received a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship.

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UK dataset expertise informs Google’s new dataset search

UK dataset expertise informs Google’s new dataset search | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Experts from UK Research and Innovation have contributed to a search tool newly launched by Google that aims to help scientists, policy makers and other user groups more easily find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Google approached NERC and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to help ensure their world-leading environmental datasets were included.

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