Planet Earth stories

There are 98 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Atmosphere".

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1. Where does bad air come from?

Auchencorth Moss is one of Scotland's distinctive moorlands, this precious habitat is now providing valuable information for scientists working to combat air pollution in cities and towns across the country.

Tags: Atmosphere, Farming, Pollution, UK
2. 30 years of healing the ozone layer

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The signing of the Montreal Protocol was a landmark political event. The treaty is the first in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification. Environmental science made it happen.

Tags: Antarctic, Atmosphere, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Health, Pollution, Sustainability
3. The UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog

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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Hazards, Pollution
4. Trees of the sea share their secrets

Coralline algae are found on nearly every shore in the world and could be holding important clues to climate change. Kelvin Boot explores.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth system, Ecology, Marine life, Weather
5. New images capture Into the blue spirit

Pictured together for the first time, two of NERC's key scientific instruments capture the essence of Into the blue, a public showcase of environmental science in the northwest of England where both ship and aircraft will be on display.

Tags: Atmosphere, Oceans
6. Air pollution questions with Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Kelly holds the chair in environmental health at King's College London, where he is director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division. Here, he answers some key questions about air pollution in the UK's capital.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution, UK
7. Taking UK atmospheric science global

London's atmosphere may still have its mysteries, but compared to many places it's an open book.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
8. Who's to blame for bad air?

Controlling our own emissions is a good idea, but plenty of the pollution problems most nations face come from abroad.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
9. Air pollution from Icelandic volcanoes

In September 2014, a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland emitted up to nine times as much sulphur dioxide per day as all European industry combined.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Volcanoes
10. Sense about sensors

Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution

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