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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.

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

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Conservation, Flooding, Hazards, Mapping, UK
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Soils
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
5. El NiƱo 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Climate, Farming, Food, Hazards, Health, Weather
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Farming, Pollution
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Insects, Pollinators, Weather
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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Disease, Forests, Genetics, Plants

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