Planet Earth stories
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- 1. Microplastics in the bellies of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean
Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.
- 2. Down in the bottom of the deep blue sea
Deep sea covers most of our planet and yet we know more about the surface of the moon than its dark depths.
- 3. 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.
- 4. 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.
- 5. Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders
Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.
- 6. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on
It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.
- 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. 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.
- 9. Ship emissions: Monitoring, enforcement and human health
Air pollution from ships is a serious problem that doesn't get enough attention. Kelvin Boot explains how environmental science can help ensure industry plays by the rules.
- 10. 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.
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