Planet Earth stories

There are 19 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Microbes".

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1. Securing the UK's natural carbon storage

The UK's spectacular scenery attracts millions of visitors from around the world. Iconic heath, peatland and sea lochs don't just look beautiful though. They are shaped by the changing climate.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Microbes, Pollution, Soils, Sustainability, UK
2. 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.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Disease, Ecology, Health, Microbes
3. Our changing Arctic

The Barents Sea is a wild, dark, stormy old ocean. Who would want to be out there on a ship in January?

Tags: Arctic, Ice, Marine life, Microbes, Oceans, Robotics
4. 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.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
5. What's eating you

These days we can get a prescription for many infections, but what happens when you have more than one at a time? Emily Griffiths explains how we can look at co-infection in a way that could help us devise more effective treatments.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Ecology, Health, Microbes
6. Podcast: Of sewage and superbugs

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Elizabeth Wellington and Greg Amos of the University of Warwick explain how sewage treatment could be helping spread highly drug-resistant bacteria around the environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Disease, Evolution, Microbes, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes
7. Sewage treatment contributes to antibiotic resistance

Wastewater treatment plants could be unwittingly helping to spread antibiotic resistance, say scientists.

Tags: Evolution, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, UK
8. Podcast: How an urban meadow is boosting biodiversity

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Helen Hoyle of the University of Sheffield and Jim Harris from Cranfield University describe what a strip of land in Luton, southeast England, is doing for urban biodiversity.

Tags: Ecology, Insects, Microbes, Natural resources, Plants, Podcasts, Pollinators, Soils, Sustainability, UK
9. Mission to 'Mars'

Some scientists may dream of the chance to pursue their research on another planet. That opportunity isn't a reality just yet, but PhD student Michaela Musilova got the next best thing - a simulated mission to Mars.

Tags: Microbes, Space, Sustainability
10. Breakthrough in understanding swarming potato blight spores

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how microbial spores, which caused the infamous Irish potato famine are so successful at infecting plants.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Earth system, Environmental change, Microbes, Plants, UK

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