Planet Earth stories

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

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11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Farming, Pollution, UK
15. Microplastics in the bellies of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

Tags: Biodiversity, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
16. 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.

Tags: Antarctic, Atmosphere, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Health, Pollution, Sustainability
17. 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.

Tags: Biodiversity, Health, Pollinators, Pollution
18. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Hazards, Pollution
19. 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
20. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution, UK

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