Planet Earth - Winter 2012
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News Drugs from snake venom, gloomy UK summers, Antarctic Peninsula primed for melt and other stories in brief.
A GLIMPSE of Greenland's future The GLIMPSE project is trying to predict the future of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
No stone unturned English Heritage and the British Geological Survey are teaming up to help protect historic local quarries.
Pictures from the polar winter Some truly spectacular photos taken by staff at BAS's research stations.
Blinded by the light How do bright street lights affect nocturnal creatures, like bats, that are comfortable in the dark?
Cold corals in hot water? Cold-water corals face an uncertain future as increasing CO2 changes the chemistry of our oceans.
You heard it here first (2·5MB) An unofficial history of Britain in Antarctica.
Can butterflies keep cool in a warming world? Will moving habitat allow animals to cope as climate change makes their old haunts less suitable?
Ocean acidification - no enemy to anemones Many marine organisms will be badly hit by ocean acidification but others will flourish.
Can money grow on trees? Investigating whether medicinal oil could help provide income for people living deep in the Amazon.
Whales, worms and the story of life Studying dead whales and the worms that eat them can be more relevant than you'd think.
Slime power: bioenergy from the sea (Cover story) How marine algae could be used as a renewable energy source.