News announcements

Ambitious research to help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Scientists from across five countries will collaborate on ambitious research to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

13 Feb 2019


UKRI research contributes to report on how to achieve zero plastic waste

A new report on how to eliminate plastic waste from the environment by a UK think tank has been informed by a diverse portfolio of UKRI research and innovation experts. The report proposes a way forward to reduce the amount of plastic waste into the environment produced by the UK.

12 Feb 2019


NERC invests £2.2 million in CDTs focused on renewable energy

Two new Centres for Doctoral Training with a focus on renewable energy are among 75 announced today by UK Research & Innovation.

4 Feb 2019


Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia

New international research will boost resilience to hazards such as floods, droughts, storm surges and landslides in South East Asian countries.

29 Jan 2019


New international partnerships on antimicrobial resistance, climate change and soil security

New international collaborations to tackle antimicrobial resistance in the environment, prepare for health risks posed by climate change and ensure healthy soils for food security are part of world-leading international research announced today.

22 Jan 2019


Global research hubs tackle world's environmental challenges

UK Research & Innovation is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges through a £200 million investment across 12 global research hubs.

22 Jan 2019


Queen's New Year Honours 2019 congratulations

NERC would like to congratulate members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen's New Year honours list 2019.

8 Jan 2019


15 biggest emerging trends and threats to biodiversity in 2019

Experts have identified the emerging but little understood trends that could have a big impact on the natural world in 2019.

19 Dec 2018


Call for nominations for the Queen's New Year Honours 2020

Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

10 Dec 2018


Glasgow geothermal project heats up with first borehole

The first borehole is underway at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow, allowing scientists to 'see' underground at the world-class geothermal energy research site in the east end of the city.

7 Dec 2018