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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. What's past is prologue

Two former chief executives tell us what they valued most about their time at NERC and how they've seen the environmental science landscape change.

Tags: Biodiversity, Climate, Earth system, Environmental change, Hazards, Natural resources
3. NERC then and now

The past may be a foreign country, but when it comes to the ancient history of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) it's one that feels oddly like home. As part of the events to mark NERC's 50th anniversary, Tom Marshall spent a stint in the archives. He describes what it revealed about the organisation's early years.

Tags: Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Earth system, Environmental change, Hazards, Natural resources
4. A tale of two cities

How can we provide safe water for poor people living in African cities? Dan Lapworth, Jim Wright and Steve Pedley are working to find out.

Tags: Health, Natural resources, Pollution, Water
5. The science of sustainable drainage

As the floods that struck Britain in early 2014 made all too clear, heavy rain can be bad news for homes, businesses and the environment. Tom Marshall found out how the British Geological Survey is helping housebuilders control flooding while saving money.

Tags: Environmental change, Hazards, Health, Natural resources, Pollution, UK, Water, Weather
6. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
7. 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
8. 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
9. Soil doctors

A collaboration between scientists and food suppliers is improving how we manage one of the most crucial ingredients for growing vegetables. Sue Nelson met Karl Ritz, Robert Simmons and Guy Thallon outside Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, to find out about Soil for Life.

Tags: Ecology, Farming, Fungi, Natural resources, Soils, Sustainability
10. Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

Tags: Conservation, Earth system, Ecology, Environmental change, Food, Microbes, Natural resources, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology, UK

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