Planet Earth stories

There are 124 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Pollution".

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1. Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

Scientists have developed a new online calculator and guidance to help farmers and others to design woodland to capture airborne ammonia, reducing pollution.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Farming, Forests, Plants, Pollution, UK
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK
5. Sydney rock oysters shrinking due to coastal acidification

Sydney rock oysters, found only in the waters of Australia and New Zealand, are getting smaller due to coastal acidification, a new report has found.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Farming, Fish, Food, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution
6. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Ecology, Environmental change, Health, Pollution, Weather
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Hazards, Health, Pollution, UK, Weather
10. On the way to plastic-free oceans

Four days since leaving port, Dr Katsiaryna Pabortsava reaches her destination. She's in the middle of the North Atlantic, thousands of miles from land, and she's looking for microplastics.

Tags: Biodiversity, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK

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