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New critter discovered on whale carcass

A new species of bug, similar in appearance to the common woodlouse, has been found plastered all over a whale carcass on the floor of the deep Southern Ocean.

22 Apr 2014

Podcast: Tackling air pollution

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ranjeet Sokhi and Kevin Douglas of the University of Hertfordshire explain why scientists are calling for greater controls on so-called non-exhaust emissions to combat Britain's air pollution problem.

15 Apr 2014

Podcast: Measuring methane above the Arctic

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Michelle Cain of the University of Cambridge and Stéphane Bauguitte of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements explain how and why they're measuring methane in the atmosphere above the Arctic - a region that's warming twice as fast as anywhere else on our planet.

1 Apr 2014

New planes could cut aviation carbon emissions

Policies that encourage airlines to replace the old planes in their fleet with newer models could lead to substantial cuts in aviation carbon emissions, according to new research.

31 Mar 2014

Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

28 Mar 2014

Bacteria in cystic fibrosis lung infections become selfish

Bacteria that infect the lungs of cystic fibrosis sufferers lose their ability to work together, becoming more selfish and less cooperative the longer the infection, say scientists.

25 Mar 2014

Tags: Health, Microbes

Building evolution-proof drugs

A new generation of drugs could help combat the growing number of bacterial diseases that are becoming resistant to antibiotics, a study reveals.

19 Mar 2014

Tags: Health, Microbes

Podcast: Cutting urban light pollution

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.

18 Mar 2014

New ozone-depleting gas discovered in the atmosphere

A newly-discovered ozone-depleting chemical is accumulating in the atmosphere despite being banned under an international treaty, research reveals.

9 Mar 2014

Recycling heat from industry could reduce carbon emissions

Capturing wasted heat and turning it into electricity could help industries to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new study.

6 Mar 2014