Planet Earth - Autumn 2012
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News Asian mosquito approaching the UK, Antarctica's tropical past, sheep with backpacks and other stories in brief.
Lake Baikal - in deep water? The unique life that's evolved over millions of years in Earth's deepest body of freshwater is under threat.
Woodland warfare in a warming world Could woodlice grazing on soil fungi limit the effects of climate change?
Adjusting the atomic clock Correcting a flaw in a vital method for dating Earth's past.
On the up How scientists are tracking Antarctica's slow rebound - and why.
A breath of fresh air Environmental science in a busy accident and emergency department.
Climate of change? Global warming or natural fluctuations - how to tell the difference.
The plight of the pearl mussel What's killing our mussels, and why should we care?
Valuing nature What if the services we got from nature had to be paid for?
Prehistorical mummy puzzle One mummy, three people - an archaeological enigma.
Down to Earth How LiDAR is transforming environmental science.
Explaining climate extremes (Cover story) Making climate science accessible for all.
(Don't) Blame it on Rio Getting science into policy.