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There are 179 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Biodiversity".

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1. Cliffs, clams and coral reefs: Looking below the sea's surface

The ocean covers more than two thirds of the world, but we have a detailed map of less than 20% of its floor. But slowly, marine geoscientists are filling in the gaps.

Tags: Biodiversity, Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Reefs, Robotics, Technology, UK
2. From childhood ambition to ocean explorer: Looking back on a life at sea

Over the years, I've explored unvisited areas of ocean floor. I've discovered new ecosystems and described weird and wonderful species and even had the honour of having some named after me.

Tags: Antarctic, Biodiversity, Marine life, Oceans
3. Widespread British pollinator losses

Insects that play an important role in pollination are disappearing from areas of Great Britain.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Farming, Insects, Pollinators, UK
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. Saving the forest on a shoestring

Around 80% of the Atlantic Rainforest has been lost as growers of crops like sugar cane have cleared trees to make way for plantations. But a low-cost method could help restore biodiversity.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Forests
6. The Goldilocks effect: Weighing the world's forests

It is an old complaint: not being able to see the wood for the trees. But the grumble is being smashed thanks to a new dimension from a European Space Agency mission soon to launch.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Climate, Earth observation, Forests, Space, Technology
7. Protecting biodiversity in palm oil

News that chocolate, bread and dried fruit all share a common ingredient with household detergents and cosmetics might sound both unlikely and unappetising. However, palm oil is used in each of these and many more everyday products.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests
8. I'm a bat biologist

Contrary to popular belief, bats are friendly creatures that play an important role in many environments around the world.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Pollinators
9. It is a tale of survival for plants and insects

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of intensive agriculture may be more able to resist future environmental changes than previously thought.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Farming, Pollinators
10. 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

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