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There are 107 item(s) tagged with the keyword "UK".

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1. What do you think is the biggest question on Earth?

This 17-19 November at 'UnEarthed. Explore the world at your feet', about 100 NERC-funded scientists are engaging the public with the biggest questions on Earth.

Tags: Natural resources, Public engagement, UK
2. 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.

Tags: Biodiversity, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
3. Green and Black Ambassadors

In early 2017 NERC funded 18 projects to engage the UK public with environmental science around challenging issues.

Tags: Public engagement, UK
4. Revealing the UK's hidden depths

Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Geology, Mapping, Natural resources, Technology, UK
5. 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.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
6. Is climate change causing more UK floods?

Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.

Tags: Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water, Weather
7. Equipping the UK to cope with coastal erosion

Frequently linked to an increased threat from flooding, coastal erosion was widespread in the 20th century. We explain how the iCOASST project is helping to reveal what the next hundred years could hold.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Conservation, Flooding, Hazards, Mapping, UK
8. 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
9. Lifting the lid on London's air

When scientists flew a research plane over London in 2013, they didn't just establish that a new sensing technique could let us monitor emissions in real time. They also stumbled on the traces of one of the biggest corporate scandals ever.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Health, UK
10. Diving for science

Jo Porter and Richard Shucksmith describe what it's like to take part in an intensive course training the scientific divers of the future.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Marine life, Oceans, UK

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