Planet Earth stories
How cutting-edge environmental research supports the growth of the UK economy.
21 Jul 2017
More than 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes, including British Antarctic Survey, will join forces on board the RRS James Clark Ross to investigate the knock-on effects of rapid warming and sea-ice loss in the Arctic region.
10 Jul 2017
Data from two European Space Station Sentinel satellites that routinely map the planet's surface will be used to monitor volcanoes.
29 Jun 2017
Research being conducted at a Beijing super-site is monitoring concentrations and varieties of airborne particles and volatile gases in the atmosphere and their potential impact on human health.
18 Apr 2017
Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.
12 Apr 2017