Planet Earth

The science we support is amazing. Our researchers study every aspect of our planet, and how humans are changing it - from the poles to the tropical rainforests, and from the depths of the ocean to the edge of space. Planet Earth brings you the latest stories, pictures and videos about their work.

Thames barrierFlood research by numbers

NERC flood science saves lives, homes and businesses. Here are a few fast facts on some of our successes.

19 October 2018

How can we work with nature to reduce flood risk? Scientist stood in front of river

Our new video explores how using nature to manage flooding can make a real difference to protecting communities.

19 Oct 2018

It is a tale of survival for plants and insects Butterfly on buddleia bush

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of intensive agriculture may be more able to resist future environmental changes than previously thought.

9 Oct 2018

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