Planet Earth stories

There are 129 item(s) tagged with the keyword "UK".

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1. 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
2. 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
3. Flood research by numbers

NERC flood science saves lives, homes and businesses. Here are a few fast facts on some of our successes.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water
4. How can we work with nature to reduce flood risk?

Our new video explores how using nature to manage flooding can make a real difference to protecting communities.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Rivers and lakes, UK, Videos, Water
5. Clear biodiversity commitments made by nearly one third of the world's biggest companies

Some of the world's biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports.

Tags: Biodiversity, Business, Climate, Conservation, Sustainability, UK
6. Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Soils, Tsunamis, 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. Genetic toolkit gives periwinkles seashore advantage

Periwinkles, struggling to survive the seashore battleground, have developed a genetic toolkit to help them adapt to different environments, a new study shows.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Marine life, UK
9. Why is the UK's honeypot shrinking?

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and on honey yields.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
10. Sea robots show Arctic climate change

Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region's marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season.

Tags: Arctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice, Marine life, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology, UK

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