Planet Earth stories
There are 31 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Adaptation and mitigation".
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- 1. Helping species on the move
Meet the software for working out where species will thrive in future, as global warming pushes them north seeking cooler places and key habitat is lost.
- 2. Your tropical food trolley
Tropical climates in the depths of Asia, Africa or South America might seem a world away from the checkout queue in your average Scottish supermarket or corner shop. But if your basket contains chocolate, coffee, bananas or rice, you can almost guarantee that what you eat comes from far warmer places thousands of miles away.
- 3. Uncovering changing climate in the UK's seas, coasts and oceans
Climate change is having important effects on UK seas and coastlines and these have been brought together by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) in their report published today.
- 4. Revealing the UK's hidden depths
Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.
- 5. Equipping the UK to cope with coastal erosion
Frequently linked to an increased threat from flooding, coastal erosion was widespread in the 20th century. We explain how the iCOASST project is helping to reveal what the next hundred years could hold.
- 6. For peat's sake
Used to flavour whisky and sometimes as fuel, the UK's peat also provides an important service in the control of global warming. Mark Reed explains why he and Project Maya are trying to spread the word and get gardeners to take a peat-free pledge.
- 7. Podcast: Climate change and potatoes
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ruth Welters of the University of East Anglia and potato farmer Johnnie Jiggens explain how environmental science can help the agricultural sector plan for future weather extremes.
- 8. Podcast: Drugs and marine life
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Alex Ford and Stephen Short of the University of Portsmouth explain why we need to understand the effects of contraceptives, anti-depressants and other prescription drugs on marine organisms to protect our environment.
- 9. Podcast: How river bank erosion affects livelihoods
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Greg Sambrook Smith of the University of Birmingham reports from Bangladesh on the effects of river bank erosion on the local people living alongside the Brahmaputra River.
- 10. Podcast: Carbon capture and marine life
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Jerry Blackford and Steve Widdicombe of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory talk about the world's first carbon capture and storage leakage experiment which looks at its effects on the marine environment.
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