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BBC Weather has a new look

BBC Weather has a new look | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Millions of people come to the BBC for weather information each week - whether it’s for planning the day’s activities or a trip. Over the last year we’ve been working with experts from our new weather services provider, MeteoGroup, to develop an even better experience for those viewers. As of today you will see a host of new weather graphics and forecasts on TV that they have helped us create.

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The BBC are partnering with the NERC-supported National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and working with MeteoGroup to ensure that we deliver the most accurate, relevant and up to date forecasts for the UK.

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Asteroid strikes 'increase threefold over last 300m years' | Science | The Guardian

Asteroid strikes 'increase threefold over last 300m years' | Science | The Guardian | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Planet and moon have been hit by more asteroids in the past 290m years than at any time in previous billion
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NERC supported Thomas Gernon's involvement in this work.

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Interview with Cristina Banks-Leite

Interview with Cristina Banks-Leite | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

The Imperial College London-based Brazilian ecologist talks about preserving rainforest and an encounter with angry peccaries.

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Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvel

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NERC-funded Professor Neil Loader is quoted in this article.

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What planet Earth might look like when the next supercontinent forms – four scenarios

What planet Earth might look like when the next supercontinent forms – four scenarios | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists have predicted four supercontinent scenarios - but which is the most likely?

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Mattias Green, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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Walking with dinosaurs: Best-preserved footprints unearthed in UK

Walking with dinosaurs: Best-preserved footprints unearthed in UK | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

The largest and best preserved set of dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period have been discovered in the UK, according to researchers.

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This research was funded by NERC.

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Sydney's orange sky reminds us how unpredictable dust storms can be

Sydney's orange sky reminds us how unpredictable dust storms can be | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Dust storms look spectacular but are a serious health hazard. As climate change dries up many areas of the world, what can we expect from these storms in future?

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Claire Ryder receives funding from NERC.

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Warm ice in Mount Everest's glaciers makes them more sensitive to climate change

Warm ice in Mount Everest's glaciers makes them more sensitive to climate change | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.

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The EverDrill project is funded by NERC.

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The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5℃

The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5℃ | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

We are on track to reach 1.5°C of global warming within 16 years according to new data.

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Myles Allen, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from NERC.

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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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