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You and the planet: Air
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You and the planet: Air

Can we tackle air pollution? Air pollution causes around 7 million premature deaths every year, according to the World Health Organisation. And, as well as the impact on human health, poor air quality and increasing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere have a serious impact on our planet’s health. From the cars we drive, fuels we…

You and the planet: Technology
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You and the planet: Technology

Can technology help us to save the planet? From the handheld device that fits in your pocket to the large-scale digital infrastructure that keeps our shelves stocked and cars driving, digital technologies underpin almost everything we do in modern society. And with that power, comes great potential to use these to tackle one of the…

You and the planet: The new normal
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You and the planet: The new normal

How can we protect both people and the planet? Combating climate change and protecting global biodiversity was at the top of the world’s agenda before COVID-19 struck. And, while battling the pandemic remains at the forefront of global efforts, the climate crisis has not gone away. With the world on lockdown, rapid changes in how…

You and the planet: Biodiversity
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You and the planet: Biodiversity

How can I nurture nature and protect the environment? Broadcaster Gillian Burke hosts a discussion to get to the bottom of your questions about biodiversity, what it means and why it’s so vital to have variety in species. Recent studies have shown that the populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians have declined by…

You and the planet: Food
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You and the planet: Food

How can your diet make a difference? Chef and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hosts a discussion to get to the bottom of your questions about the relationship between our food and our planet. World food production grew from 1.84 billion tonnes in 1961 to 4.38 billion tonnes in 2007, yet people still go hungry. How can…

You and the planet: Energy
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You and the planet: Energy

Wales is home to many important low-carbon energy projects, including Britain’s fastest supply of energy at Electric Mountain, one of the largest off-shore wind farms in the world, and over 120 community energy schemes. BBC Wales’s Rachael Garside hosted a discussion to find out how the energy we use affects the natural world and discovered…

You and the planet: State of the Earth
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You and the planet: State of the Earth

Climate scientists Professor Sir Brian Hoskins and Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS discuss the current state of the Earth and consider our future living alongside climate change, chaired by BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap. Watch now

Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?
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Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?

Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, according to a major report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which says the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy…

The Operation Earth Training Handbook, from ASDC
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The Operation Earth Training Handbook, from ASDC

Operation Earth You are invited to explore the fascinating world of environmental science through Operation Earth. Get involved in exciting hands-on activities, experiments, public shows and meet-the-expert sessions, for children and families across the UK. this Programme has been created by ASDC in Partnership with The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) The Operation Earth Training…