Planet Earth stories

There are 127 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Pollution".

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1. The Arctic

The Arctic is beautiful and awe-inspiring. It is also a vital element of the Earth's climate system, helping to regulate global temperatures.

Tags: Arctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Sea level change
2. Working with China to find a solution to pollution

Scientists are delving underground to study the agricultural impacts to soil and water, and are one step closer to finding a solution to land degradation and pollution.

Tags: Farming, Food, Pollution, Soils, Technology
3. Plastics are being glued together in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

Tags: Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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