Planet Earth stories
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Gerd Masselink and Paul Russell of Plymouth University talk about the work they're doing to assess the impacts of some of the worst winter storms on record on the communities and coastlines of southwest England.
13 May 2014
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how microbial spores, which caused the infamous Irish potato famine are so successful at infecting plants.
13 May 2014
Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.
30 Apr 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Steve Ormerod of Cardiff University and John Clark of the RSPB explain why toxic chemicals banned long ago are still causing problems for Eurasian dippers and their chicks.
29 Apr 2014
A collaboration between scientists and food suppliers is improving how we manage one of the most crucial ingredients for growing vegetables. Sue Nelson met Karl Ritz, Robert Simmons and Guy Thallon outside Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, to find out about Soil for Life.
25 Apr 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ranjeet Sokhi and Kevin Douglas of the University of Hertfordshire explain why scientists are calling for greater controls on so-called non-exhaust emissions to combat Britain's air pollution problem.
15 Apr 2014
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Michelle Cain of the University of Cambridge and Stéphane Bauguitte of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements explain how and why they're measuring methane in the atmosphere above the Arctic - a region that's warming twice as fast as anywhere else on our planet.
1 Apr 2014
Policies that encourage airlines to replace the old planes in their fleet with newer models could lead to substantial cuts in aviation carbon emissions, according to new research.
31 Mar 2014