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New research on depleted uranium in the environment
The Natural Environment Research Council has today advertised for research proposals from scientists wishing to study the effect of depleted uranium on the environment. The study is in response to needs identified by the Ministry of Defence and will cost £1.2 million. The main objectives of the NERC programme will be to consider the transport, uptake and behaviour of depleted uranium in... View News Article (2003-07-07)

English Heritage Signs up to the Common Information Environment
The vision of an online environment in which all citizens of the UK can access high-quality information freely and easily was given a considerable boost today. English Heritage signed up to the principles of the Common Information Environment Group, a group of key public sector organisations providing online content across a variety of sectors. View News Article (2004-12-13)

Lancaster at the forefront of environmental research in Europe
One of the largest environmental research centres in Europe opens in Lancaster this week (6 July). The £25 million Lancaster Environment Centre brings together around 300 researchers and lecturers, all working to find solutions to major environmental problems. This joint venture between the Natural Environment Research Council's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of... View News Article (2004-07-01)

Intelligent environments amongst us
The ROBOTIKER Technological Centre is undertaking a Project involving Recognition of the Person and Adaptation to the Environment. The interacting of users with intelligent environments can be divided into three phases: recognising the person, adapting to the person and interacting with them. The ADAPTA project, being developed by ROBOTIKER Technological Centre, involves the first two phases of... View News Article (2004-06-07)

Into clear skies - launch of the Institute for Aviation and the Environment
Issued jointly by the University of Cambridge and the Natural Environment Research Council. View News Article (2004-12-08)

AHRB Appoints New Initiative Director
The Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) is delighted to announce the appointment of a Director for its new strategic programme, Landscape and Environment. View News Article (2005-03-24)

Scientific work to predict flooding events
New high-speed computing techniques are being used to improve the accuracy and reliability of current flooding prediction methods. The work is being funded by the Swindon-based Engineering and Physical Sciences Research council. It's being carried out by Professors Pender and Bevan at Heriot-Watt and Lancaster Universities. The project will develop improved computer models to predict flooding in... View News Article (2002-02-04)

Experts support call for new focus on soil management
Professor Mark Kibblewhite, Director of the recently launched National Soil Resources Institute, today strongly supported calls by the Environment Agency for a new focus on environmentally-friendly soil management practices. This comes after publication by the Agency of a report on Agriculture and Natural Resource Problems. NSRI is a department on Cranfield University’s Silsoe campus, and a... View News Article (2002-06-18)

Growth factors and environment combine to increase brain maturation
A new study showing that growth factors and the environment combine to increase brain maturation appears in the May 30th issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE. View News Article (2007-05-30)

Press release & invitation : NERC Open Council meetiing, London, 25 November 04
What would you do with £300 million"? View News Article (2004-11-17)

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