Planet Earth stories

There are 34 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Sustainability".

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1. Seals and our shores

Our relationship with seals has changed significantly over the years but now, more than ever, the focus is on ensuring that our survival does not threaten theirs.

Tags: Animals, Fish, Marine life, Sustainability, 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. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Renewed interest

The UK's rich marine renewable energy resources are driving an exciting area of innovation. Paul Bell explains how understanding the potential environment consequences will be critical to the success of the industry.

Tags: Environmental change, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology
7. Podcast: How an urban meadow is boosting biodiversity

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Helen Hoyle of the University of Sheffield and Jim Harris from Cranfield University describe what a strip of land in Luton, southeast England, is doing for urban biodiversity.

Tags: Ecology, Insects, Microbes, Natural resources, Plants, Podcasts, Pollinators, Soils, Sustainability, UK
8. Heather could be UK energy source

Harvesting energy from heather could cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research.

Tags: Climate, Farming, Mapping, Natural resources, Plants, Sustainability, UK
9. Spider venom offers pesticide hope for bees

A new pesticide, created using spider venom and natural chemicals from snowdrop plants, appears to be harmless to honeybees, a new study has concluded.

Tags: Bees, Farming, Hazards, Insects, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
10. Mission to 'Mars'

Some scientists may dream of the chance to pursue their research on another planet. That opportunity isn't a reality just yet, but PhD student Michaela Musilova got the next best thing - a simulated mission to Mars.

Tags: Microbes, Space, Sustainability

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