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There are 27 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. Podcast: Climate change and potatoes

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ruth Welters of the University of East Anglia and potato farmer Johnnie Jiggens explain how environmental science can help the agricultural sector plan for future weather extremes.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Climate, Farming, Food, Podcasts, UK
5. Podcast: Drugs and marine life

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Alex Ford and Stephen Short of the University of Portsmouth explain why we need to understand the effects of contraceptives, anti-depressants and other prescription drugs on marine organisms to protect our environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Ecology, Fish, Marine life, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, UK
6. Podcast: How river bank erosion affects livelihoods

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Greg Sambrook Smith of the University of Birmingham reports from Bangladesh on the effects of river bank erosion on the local people living alongside the Brahmaputra River.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Mapping, Podcasts, Rivers and lakes
7. Podcast: Carbon capture and marine life

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Jerry Blackford and Steve Widdicombe of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory talk about the world's first carbon capture and storage leakage experiment which looks at its effects on the marine environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Geoengineering, Marine life, Podcasts, Technology, UK
8. Podcast: Of sewage and superbugs

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Elizabeth Wellington and Greg Amos of the University of Warwick explain how sewage treatment could be helping spread highly drug-resistant bacteria around the environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Disease, Evolution, Microbes, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes
9. 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
10. Podcast: Storm surges and their effect on coastal sand dunes

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Joanna Bullard and Jonathan Millett of Loughborough University describe the work they're doing to find out how quickly sand dunes along the east coast of England recover from the erosion caused by massive storm surges - like the one that struck the UK coastline on 5 December 2013.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Podcasts, UK, Weather

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