Planet Earth stories

There are 176 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Biodiversity".

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1. Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

Scientists have developed a new online calculator and guidance to help farmers and others to design woodland to capture airborne ammonia, reducing pollution.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Farming, Forests, Plants, Pollution, UK
2. Saving the forest on a shoestring

Around 80% of the Atlantic Rainforest has been lost as growers of crops like sugar cane have cleared trees to make way for plantations. But a low-cost method could help restore biodiversity.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Forests
3. The Goldilocks effect: Weighing the world's forests

It is an old complaint: not being able to see the wood for the trees. But the grumble is being smashed thanks to a new dimension from a European Space Agency mission soon to launch.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Climate, Earth observation, Forests, Space, Technology
4. Protecting biodiversity in palm oil

News that chocolate, bread and dried fruit all share a common ingredient with household detergents and cosmetics might sound both unlikely and unappetising. However, palm oil is used in each of these and many more everyday products.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests
5. I'm a bat biologist

Contrary to popular belief, bats are friendly creatures that play an important role in many environments around the world.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Pollinators
6. It is a tale of survival for plants and insects

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of intensive agriculture may be more able to resist future environmental changes than previously thought.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Farming, Pollinators
7. Clear biodiversity commitments made by nearly one third of the world's biggest companies

Some of the world's biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports.

Tags: Biodiversity, Business, Climate, Conservation, Sustainability, UK
8. 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
9. Why is the UK's honeypot shrinking?

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and on honey yields.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
10. 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

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