Planet Earth stories

There are 55 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Conservation".

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1. 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
2. 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
3. The plastics journey: Where are we now?

While plastics have many benefits, plastic waste is a serious form of pollution, particularly in our oceans. Here we take a look at the history of plastics and where we are now.

Tags: Conservation, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
4. From "trivial issue" to primetime TV: A researcher's journey through plastic

It is a rare TV programme that has the instant impact of David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.

Tags: Conservation, Health, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
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. Better cocoa crops for better livelihoods

Chocolate may be one of life's little pleasures, but in Ghana, for many, it is the very means of life.

Tags: Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Natural resources, Poverty
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
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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