2018 news announcements

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


NERC Impact Awards 2018: Winners make an impact on our world

The real-world impact of inspirational environmental science was celebrated last night at NERC's 2018 Impact Awards in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall.

4 Dec 2018


NERC Impact Awards 2018: Bringing Brazil's biodiversity back from the brink

Brazilian early career scientist Dr Cristina Banks-Leite discovered the minimum forest cover required to maintain biodiversity in Brazil's Atlantic forest.

28 Nov 2018


NERC Impact Awards 2018: 'Goldilocks' wavelength brings global biomass into focus

Work has begun on a highly innovative satellite able to measure the amount of biomass locked in the world's forests and how this changes over time, paving the way for monitoring how deforestation and reforestation are affecting the climate globally.

26 Nov 2018


NERC Impact Awards 2018: 2.5 billion passengers enjoy safer air travel

An air turbulence forecasting algorithm, co-developed by British researchers, has helped make flying safer and smoother for up to 2·5 billion passenger journeys.

22 Nov 2018


NERC Impact Awards 2018: Boosting energy potential for the UK

Geological research that led to the discovery of new energy supplies in the UK has been shortlisted for a 2018 NERC Impact Award.

20 Nov 2018


£5.1 million UKRI funding for UK aquaculture research and innovation

Vaccines made using algae are being developed to prevent keep fish from disease and help protect the UK's aquaculture industry.

19 Nov 2018


Ambitious UK-US Antarctic research mission begins

A team of UK and US polar scientists are about to embark on one of the largest joint Antarctic missions for more than 70 years. It's the first field season of a five-year quest to understand the contribution that the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica will make to global sea level.

19 Nov 2018


NERC Impact Awards 2018: Informing new 'no deforestation' standard for sustainable palm oil

New certification standards to make growing palm oil less destructive to biodiversity were developed based on research by NERC 2018 Impact Awards finalist Dr Jennifer Lucey.

15 Nov 2018