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Air pollution

How to tackle air pollution

Only a third of traffic pollution comes from car exhausts.

15 April 2014

Abisko, Sweden

Measuring methane above the Arctic

Monitoring methane to find out why the Arctic is warming so fast.

1 April 2014

New LED lighting in Reading

Cutting light pollution in big cities

How science can help combat light pollution and energy wastage.

18 March 2014


Heavy rain, flooding and sinkholes

Why record rainfall in the UK has led to a spate of sinkholes.

4 March 2014

Field vole

Rats, mice and the diseases they give us

How infections like Weil's Disease spread from rodents to people.

18 February 2014

Floating mats of green algae in a river

Why the River Thames faces a pollution crackdown

Radical action is needed to meet new pollution standards.

4 February 2014

Blue tit

City birds are tougher than their country cousins

City birds did better during the UK's cold, harsh spring of 2012.

21 January 2014

Swarm mission

Unravelling the intricacies of Earth's magnetic field

Three satellites will measure the field with unprecedented accuracy.

7 January 2014

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