Planet Earth stories
There are 58 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Health".
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- 1. 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.
- 2. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes
Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.
- 3. Scientists take to the skies to measure emissions from Greater Manchester moor fires
Scientists flew through the plumes of smoke rising from the Greater Manchester moor fires to sample pollution levels.
- 4. How cities draw the heat
It is 15 years since the UK sweltered in the record-breaking 2003 summer heatwave. While the sunshine was welcome to many, it also brought deadly consequences, with more than 2,000 people across England and Wales dying in the stifling heat
- 5. Secrets of sudden death of 200,000 antelopes in Central Asia
In May 2015 the sudden death of more than 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan baffled the world.
- 6. 30 years of healing the ozone layer
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The signing of the Montreal Protocol was a landmark political event. The treaty is the first in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification. Environmental science made it happen.
- 7. Bring your garden to life
Could your garden be a vital frontline in the battle to protect and promote biodiversity? Barry Hague spoke to Professors Rosie Hails and Nigel Dunnett to find out more.
- 8. The UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog
Research being conducted at a Beijing super-site is monitoring concentrations and varieties of airborne particles and volatile gases in the atmosphere and their potential impact on human health.
- 9. 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.
- 10. Air pollution questions with Professor Frank Kelly
Professor Kelly holds the chair in environmental health at King's College London, where he is director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division. Here, he answers some key questions about air pollution in the UK's capital.
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