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There are 41 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Adaptation and mitigation".

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21. Podcast: Of sewage and superbugs

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Elizabeth Wellington and Greg Amos of the University of Warwick explain how sewage treatment could be helping spread highly drug-resistant bacteria around the environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Disease, Evolution, Microbes, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes
22. Getting ready for the next big one

Is one of the world's great cities due to be struck by a serious earthquake? Ekbal Hussain describes how scientists are working to make sure Istanbul is prepared for the dangers that may be on the way.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
23. Podcast: Storm surges and their effect on coastal sand dunes

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Joanna Bullard and Jonathan Millett of Loughborough University describe the work they're doing to find out how quickly sand dunes along the east coast of England recover from the erosion caused by massive storm surges - like the one that struck the UK coastline on 5 December 2013.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Podcasts, UK, Weather
24. El NiƱo threatens food crop yields

Major disruption to global weather patterns triggered by El Niño events can reduce global yields of important food crops, say scientists.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Climate, Farming, Food, Hazards, Health, Weather
25. Podcast: The storms that hit southwest England

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Gerd Masselink and Paul Russell of Plymouth University talk about the work they're doing to assess the impacts of some of the worst winter storms on record on the communities and coastlines of southwest England.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Podcasts, UK, Weather
26. Smelly plants could be natural pest control

Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants
27. Podcast: River pollution and its effects on birds

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Steve Ormerod of Cardiff University and John Clark of the RSPB explain why toxic chemicals banned long ago are still causing problems for Eurasian dippers and their chicks.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Birds, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, UK
28. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology
29. Podcast: Turning algae into biofuel

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Phil Kerrison and Lars Brunner from the Scottish Association for Marine Science explain how seaweed could be cultivated to fuel a power station, your car or even aircraft.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Farming, Marine life, Natural resources, Oceans, Podcasts, Sustainability, UK
30. Podcast: Marine life and climate change

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Jason Hopkins of NERC's National Oceanography Centre and Paul Bown of University College London describe how microscopic marine creatures that have been absorbing carbon dioxide for more than 200 million years coped with climate change 56 million years ago.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Marine life, Podcasts

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