Planet Earth stories
Recent investigations in western Amazonia have revealed vast peatlands, up to 8m thick in places. Because they are so remote, we know little about them compared to peatlands in the northern hemisphere. Tom Kelly and Freddie Draper explain how their work will help us understand these ecosystems and revel how big they really are.
21 Feb 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Mike Begon, Andy Fenton and Federico Costa of the University of Liverpool describe the work they're doing to understand how infections like Weil's disease and bubonic plague move from rodents to people.
18 Feb 2014
Scientists have pinpointed the exact source of many of the rocks used to build Stonehenge.
17 Feb 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Paul Whitehead of the University of Oxford and Mark Barnett of the Environment Agency explain why the UK's River Thames will fail to meet new pollution standards unless farmers and water companies take radical action.
4 Feb 2014
Two separate studies have added new weight to the idea that some varieties of controversial neonicotinoid pesticides are less harmful to bees than others.
21 Jan 2014