Planet Earth stories
There are 39 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Farming".
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- 1. Skin of the Earth
Exploding populations are challenging the world to keep more people fed using less - and less good quality - land.
- 2. Where does bad air come from?
Auchencorth Moss is one of Scotland's distinctive moorlands, this precious habitat is now providing valuable information for scientists working to combat air pollution in cities and towns across the country.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Scotland seen by satellites
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.
- 5. Do neonicotinoids have a sting in their tail?
Today, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published the results from its large-scale neonicotinoid field study.
- 6. On the road to resilience in Ethiopia
It's time to rethink roads. In the vital fields of flood prevention and water supply, they offer incredible potential to enhance and enrich the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
- 7. How could governments around the world protect bees?
NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.
- 8. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field
We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.
- 9. What can satellite data do for aquaculture?
The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project seeks to help shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria.
- 10. New breakthrough helps trace river pollution
Scientists are developing a new way to track the origins of phosphorus pollution in our rivers and understand how it behaves once it gets there.
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