News announcements

Note: From 29 October 2020 news is being published on the UKRI website. This page is no longer being updated.

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


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