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The science we support is amazing. Our researchers study every aspect of our planet, and how humans are changing it - from the poles to the tropical rainforests, and from the depths of the ocean to the edge of space. Planet Earth brings you the latest stories, pictures and videos about their work.

Biodiversity word cloudBring your garden to life

Could your garden be a vital frontline in the battle to protect and promote biodiversity? Science writer Barry Hague spoke to Professors Rosie Hails at NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and Nigel Dunnett at the University of Sheffield to find out more.

22 June 2017

What is biodiversity? Biodiversity word cloud

Biodiversity is a word that covers so many things that its precise meaning can be tricky to pin down. So we asked Professor David Raffaelli, the director of one of our biggest biodiversity research programmes, to give us a bit of background.

15 Jun 2017

The UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog Meteorological gantry in Beijing

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.

18 Apr 2017


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