Planet Earth stories
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- 1. How cities draw the heat
It is 15 years since the UK sweltered in the record-breaking 2003 summer heatwave. While the sunshine was welcome to many, it also brought deadly consequences, with more than 2,000 people across England and Wales dying in the stifling heat
- 2. X-rays of Scotland's seabed reveal how Ice Age ended
Scientists have X-rayed sediment cores taken from the seabed around the coast of North West Scotland and Shetland to solve the mystery of what happened to Scotland's ice sheet at the end of the Ice Age.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Uncovering changing climate in the UK's seas, coasts and oceans
Climate change is having important effects on UK seas and coastlines and these have been brought together by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) in their report published today.
- 5. New £10 million Changing Arctic Ocean research programme kicks off
More than 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes, including British Antarctic Survey, will join forces on board the RRS James Clark Ross to investigate the knock-on effects of rapid warming and sea-ice loss in the Arctic region.
- 6. Flash Flood! - Environmental science in virtual reality
If you came to last October's Into the blue science showcase in Manchester you may have been offered the chance to immerse yourself in a dangerous virtual river valley, with the game Flash Flood!
- 7. New footage shows crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf
Currently a huge iceberg, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is more than twice the size of Wales.
- 8. 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.
- 9. Managing flooding by working with nature
The government announced £15 million for natural flood management initiatives, we went to find out more about what they are and what they can do.
- 10. Is climate change causing more UK floods?
Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.
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