In the UK, diesel fuel pollution levels are dangerously high, but research also suggests that there are hidden emissions we aren’t yet detecting. Jacqueline Hamilton delves into the problems of the ‘missing emissions’ and seeks to understand what this means for our health and the planet.
Ever wondered what is in the air you breathe? Take the opportunity to look at local and national causes of air pollution, explore how air pollution forms and talk to the researchers who are at the forefront of pollution monitoring.
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Many people in the UK remember the chaos which ensued after the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. Missed a flight because of it? Find out how this volcanic plume effected more than just our travel plans. Having ventured across the world to places such as Hawaii and Antarctica, volcanologist
We know that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change, but what’s being done about it? Join Alison Parker as she reveals the novel techniques she's using to combat this environmental crisis. Hear how scrap metal, sea water and solar-generated electricity can be used to tu…
Plants have done a pretty good job at colonising the planet - or have they? Jeremy Pritchard discusses the setbacks they’ve faced and how humankind is modifying them to be more tolerant to such issues as drought and pests.
Satellites used to monitor the natural world have transformed our knowledge of Earth’s wildlife and habitats. They are a non-invasive way to capture highly detailed images of inaccessible environments. Hull marine biologist Rodney Forster and social media expert Carol Wrig…
Hanging from cave ceilings in Northern Libya, stalagmites are time capsules that encase ancient rain water. Mike Rogerson tells how these age-old droplets inform understanding of both future climate change and our ancestors’ migration out of Africa.
Antarctica is often seen as an untouched frozen wilderness, but beneath the ice lies a different story. With concerns over plastic pollution at an all-time high, Cath Waller delves into the scale of the problem at the south pole and crucially, what can be done about it.