Planet Earth stories

There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Earth observation".

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11. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Ice, Atmosphere, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution
12. Ship noise puts fish in danger

Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Fish, Hazards, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK, Water
13. Antarctic ice loss has doubled

The Antarctic ice sheet has lost ice twice as quickly in the past three years as when it was last surveyed between 2005 and 2010, say scientists.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Earth observation, Ice, Sea level change, Technology
14. Podcast: Cutting urban light pollution

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.

Tags: Earth observation, Podcasts, Pollution, UK
15. Recycling heat from industry could reduce carbon emissions

Capturing wasted heat and turning it into electricity could help industries to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new study.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Geology, Health, Natural resources, Pollution, UK
16. Podcast: Unravelling the intricacies of Earth's magnetic field

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ciaran Beggan and Tom Shanahan of NERC's British Geological Survey explain why accurately measuring the Earth's magnetic field is so important.

Tags: Earth observation, Hazards, Mapping, Podcasts, Space, UK
17. CryoSat-2 mission reveals major Arctic sea-ice loss

Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, a UK-led team of scientists has discovered.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Environmental change, Ice, Space
18. Drought does long-term damage to rainforest

Recent droughts in the Amazon rainforest have effects that persist long after the rains have returned, a new study has shown.

Tags: Climate, Earth observation, Ecology, Environmental change, Forests, Hazards, Water
19. Revolutionising pollution monitoring

New research could revolutionise the way we monitor air pollution and help us understand its effect on our health.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK, Weather
20. On the up

Antarctica is still on the rebound after shedding huge volumes of ice. Matt King and Pippa Whitehouse explain how they're tracking its slow movement, and why.

Tags: Antarctic, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Geology, Ice

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