Planet Earth stories

There are 119 item(s) tagged with the keyword "UK".

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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. Building an offshore wind farm

Mapping the seabed off the northeast coast of the UK to help find the best site for future offshore wind energy developments.

Tags: Climate, Geology, Mapping, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology, UK
3. Helping species on the move

Meet the software for working out where species will thrive in future, as global warming pushes them north seeking cooler places and key habitat is lost.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Bees, Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Pollinators, Technology, UK
4. 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
5. 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
6. Seals and our shores

Our relationship with seals has changed significantly over the years but now, more than ever, the focus is on ensuring that our survival does not threaten theirs.

Tags: Animals, Fish, Marine life, Sustainability, UK
7. 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
8. Solving the mystery of Shetland's tsunami sands

Shetland's wild, rugged landscape has long fascinated scientists, but for one British Geological Survey marine geologist, it's the seabed around the islands that have ignited his interest.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Soils, Tsunamis, UK
9. Scotland seen by satellites

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.

Tags: Earth observation, Ecology, Farming, Forests, Mapping, UK
10. I'm a puffin scientist

The future looks brighter for the colourful puffins on the Isle of May off the coast of Fife in Scotland.

Tags: Birds, Marine life, UK

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