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There are 132 item(s) tagged with the keyword "UK".

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1. Loch Ness trees to help Scotland's carbon store

Thousands of trees planted near Loch Ness could help grow a new income stream for Scotland's forestry industry while removing thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.

Tags: Climate, Conservation, Forests, Natural resources, Soils, Sustainability, UK
2. 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
3. Uncovering energy hidden in the cracks

The discovery of an alternative source of oil in the Scottish Highlands could help the UK meet its spiralling energy needs.

Tags: Environmental change, Geology, Natural resources, UK
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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