Planet Earth stories
A UK-led international research team has carried out the first experiment to recreate what would happen if CO2 started leaking after being stored deep under the sea floor. Their findings add weight to the idea that this could be a viable way to cut our impact on the climate.
1 Oct 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Tamara Galloway, Matt Cole and Ceri Lewis of the University of Exeter talk about their research on the effects of fragments of plastics from food packaging, drinks bottles, and even facial scrubs, on marine wildlife.
30 Sep 2014
Working in the field always makes research more challenging, and doing atmospheric science deep in the rainforest is especially tricky. Ben Langford describes how mosquito repellent, gaffer tape and children's balloons helped keep his project on track.
19 Sep 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Elizabeth Wellington and Greg Amos of the University of Warwick explain how sewage treatment could be helping spread highly drug-resistant bacteria around the environment.
16 Sep 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Steve Simpson and Rick Bruintjes of the University of Exeter and HR Wallingford describe a huge experiment to find out how man-made, underwater noise affects cod, plaice, crabs and other marine life.
2 Sep 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ilik Saccheri and Arjen van 't Hof of the University of Liverpool describe how the British peppered moth changed from peppered to black during the Industrial Revolution in northern England.
19 Aug 2014