Planet Earth stories

There are 37 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Adaptation and mitigation".

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1. Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

Scientists have discovered that mammals successfully evolved over the years by getting smaller in size.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biology, Evolution, Palaeontology
2. Genetic toolkit gives periwinkles seashore advantage

Periwinkles, struggling to survive the seashore battleground, have developed a genetic toolkit to help them adapt to different environments, a new study shows.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Marine life, UK
3. How much time is left to meet the Paris climate agreement?

Dr Phil Goodwin and Professor Ric Williams ran 100 million simulations of carbon emissions and warming to find out.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Hazards, Pollution, Sustainability
4. Hay Trans.MISSION Q&A with Chris Haughton and Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Dr Emily Shuckburgh worked with author and illustrator Chris Haughton to show how scientists measure the impacts of CO2 over time.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Antarctic, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Ice, Sea level change, Sustainability, Videos, Weather
5. Hay Trans.MISSION Q&A with Dan Binns and Professor Ally Lewis

Aardman director Dan Binns teamed up with Professor Ally Lewis to explore the surprising amount of air pollution emitted by the home.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Hazards, Sustainability, Videos
6. Hay Trans.MISSION Q&A with Nicola Davies and Professor Ed Hawkins

Poet Nicola Davies teamed up with Professor Ed Hawkins to explore climate and weather in a series of poems set to images.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Arctic, Antarctic, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Ice, Sea level change, Sustainability, Videos, Weather
7. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Bees, Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Pollinators, Technology, UK
8. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests
9. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Climate, Environmental change, Oceans
10. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Geology, Mapping, Natural resources, Technology, UK

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