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Ozone layer not recovering over populated areas, scientists warn

Ozone layer not recovering over populated areas, scientists warn | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

While the hole over Antarctica has been closing, the protective ozone is thinning at the lower latitudes, where the sunlight is stronger and billions of people live.

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Professor Joanna Haigh at Imperial College London, a member of the international research team involved in this study receives funding from NERC.

 

Dr Anna Jones, an atmospheric chemist at the NERC- supported British Antarctic Survey (BAS) (and not involved in the new study) is quoted in this article.

 

NERC-funded Dr Ryan Hossaini, from Lancaster University is also quoted in this article.

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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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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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IPCC 1.5℃ report: here's what the climate science says

IPCC 1.5℃ report: here's what the climate science says | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Limiting human-induced warming will be tough, given where we start from.

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Keith Shine, Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science, University of Reading, and author of this article has received funding from NERC.

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Mount Etna: volcano is sliding towards the sea and now we know why

Mount Etna: volcano is sliding towards the sea and now we know why | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Gravity, not magma, is forcing Etna to move, increasing the chances of collapse.

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John Murray, author of this article, received funding from NERC until 2009.

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