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Flood research by numbers

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

19 Oct 2018

How can we work with nature to reduce flood risk?

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

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

Clear biodiversity commitments made by nearly one third of the world's biggest companies

Some of the world's biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports.

4 Oct 2018

Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

Scientists have discovered that mammals successfully evolved over the years by getting smaller in size.

18 Sep 2018

Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

17 Sep 2018

Keeping satellites in the sky

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.

29 Aug 2018

Under the faultlines

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Craig Magee tells us about the portability of being a fellow and why he's going underground to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions.

29 Aug 2018

Unlocking the mysteries of life giving microbes

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Katherine Helliwell tells us about what motivated her to apply for the scheme and the benefits of getting to grips with phytoplankton.

29 Aug 2018

New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes

Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.

21 Aug 2018