Planet Earth stories

There are 38 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Farming".

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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. Your tropical food trolley

Tropical climates in the depths of Asia, Africa or South America might seem a world away from the checkout queue in your average Scottish supermarket or corner shop. But if your basket contains chocolate, coffee, bananas or rice, you can almost guarantee that what you eat comes from far warmer places thousands of miles away.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Conservation, Farming, Food, Forests
3. Scotland seen by satellites

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.

Tags: Earth observation, Ecology, Farming, Forests, Mapping, UK
4. Do neonicotinoids have a sting in their tail?

Today, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published the results from its large-scale neonicotinoid field study.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Food, Pollinators, Sustainability
5. On the road to resilience in Ethiopia

It's time to rethink roads. In the vital fields of flood prevention and water supply, they offer incredible potential to enhance and enrich the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

Tags: Farming, Hazards, Poverty, Sustainability, Water, Weather
6. How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Pollinators
7. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field

We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
8. What can satellite data do for aquaculture?

The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project seeks to help shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria.

Tags: Marine life, Farming, Oceans
9. New breakthrough helps trace river pollution

Scientists are developing a new way to track the origins of phosphorus pollution in our rivers and understand how it behaves once it gets there.

Tags: Rivers and lakes, Pollution, Farming, Water
10. NERC and M&S - The science of sustainable retail

Dr Claire Quinn's job is to help ensure UK food and clothing retailer Marks & Spencer gets access to the scientific knowledge it needs. Tom Marshall finds out how her knowledge exchange Fellowship has been an enlightening experience on both sides.

Tags: Ecology, Farming, Sustainability, UK

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