There are 17 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Adaptation and mitigation".
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- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
- 3. For peat's sake
Used to flavour whisky and sometimes as fuel, the UK's peat also provides an important service in the control of global warming. Mark Reed explains why he and Project Maya are trying to spread the word and get gardeners to take a peat-free pledge.
- 4. Getting ready for the next big one
Is one of the world's great cities due to be struck by a serious earthquake? Ekbal Hussain describes how scientists are working to make sure Istanbul is prepared for the dangers that may be on the way.
- 5. El Niño threatens food crop yields
Major disruption to global weather patterns triggered by El Niño events can reduce global yields of important food crops, say scientists.
- 6. Smelly plants could be natural pest control
Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.
- 7. New planes could cut aviation carbon emissions
Policies that encourage airlines to replace the old planes in their fleet with newer models could lead to substantial cuts in aviation carbon emissions, according to new research.
- 8. The science behind the schemes
Farmers and scientists can learn a lot from each other - but they don't typically socialise. Beth Brockett and Gareth Netto describe a recent event that definitely got the two groups talking.
- 9. Sunshine, skippers and south-facing slopes
Changing weather patterns will affect plants and animals. Jonathan Bennie explains what this could mean for conservation, and how monitoring the impact of tiny microclimates around paths or patches of vegetation could help endangered species cope.
- 10. The last stand?
Few people will have missed the news that Britain's 80 million ash trees are under threat from an apparently unstoppable fungal disease, Chalara. But there is a glimmer of hope. Richard Hollingham talks to Richard Buggs from Queen Mary University of London, and Jo Clark, from the Earth Trust.
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