Planet Earth Podcast

Planet Earth Podcasts
  • Turtle (c) Mila Zinkova

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    Tidal energy, turtle mating habits

    Tue, 12th Mar 2013

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: a look at the potential to generate up to 20 per ce...

  • Acanthostega gunnari, pencil drawing, digital coloring (c) Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)

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    Our ancient ancestors, deep sea worms

    Tue, 19th Feb 2013

    In this Planet Earth Podcast - why textbook depictions of our early ancestors may have to ...

  • Symptoms of Chalara ash dieback. A fungal disease affecting the ash trees of Europe. Picture shows how the wood within a branch turns a brownish-grey colour, which often extends longitudinally down the stem or branch. (c) Courtesy The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

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    Using Genetics to Save the Ash Tree

    Tue, 5th Feb 2013

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: decoding the ash tree's entire genetic sequence to ...

  • Great tit (c) Sławomir Staszczuk

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    Avian pox in UK great tits, top conservation issues

    Tue, 22nd Jan 2013

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how a virus brought to the UK by insects poses a wo...

  • basking shark (c) Shizhao

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    Climate tipping points, basking sharks, primates

    Tue, 8th Jan 2013

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: why understanding where plankton congregates can he...

  • Yeti crab (c) Ifremer, A.Fifis, 2006

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    Planet Earth Podcast highlights from 2012

    Wed, 26th Dec 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: a look at some of the highlights from 12 months of ...

  • Cloud Forest (c)

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    Citizen science projects, plants and greenhouse gases

    Wed, 12th Dec 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how you can get involved in any one of the wealth o...

  • Myotis daubentoni - bat - chiroptera (c) Gilles San Martin from Namur, Belgium

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    Bat calls, weather balloons, telomeres and ageing

    Tue, 27th Nov 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: an online tool to identify bats is helping to prote...

  • Floods in Yourkshire (c) Michael Wilson

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    Solutions to urban flooding, peatland carbon storage

    Thu, 15th Nov 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: a look at potential solutions to urban flooding, an...

  • "Red-Cap Oranda" Fish (c) KoS @ Wikipedia

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    Unique plants in Bristol, contraceptives and fish

    Tue, 30th Oct 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how conservationists are using science to help prot...

  • Tidal shoreline near the estuary of the Dosewallips River, Dosewallips State Park, Hood Canal, Washington, USA. Trees are sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). (c) BlueCanoe @ wikipedia

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    Man-made salt marshes, ground heat, storms

    Fri, 19th Oct 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: why salt marshes are so important, but are difficul...

  • Morus bassanus, Northern gannet, picture taken at bird colony of Helgoland, North sea, German bight, May 2002, by Michael Haferkamp (c) Michael Haferkamp

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    Future-proofing forests, noisy gannets, Antarctica

    Wed, 3rd Oct 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: the steps scientists are taking to make sure the tr...

  • Reef fish (c) James Watt

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    Forecasting solar storms, fish personalities

    Tue, 18th Sep 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: why accurately forecasting solar storms is becoming...

  • Model of Ichthyostega at State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart Germany (c) Dr. GŁnter Bechly

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    Early tetrapods, upland rivers, North Anatolian Fault

    Tue, 4th Sep 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: what the first creatures to walk on land looked lik...

  • honeybees on honecomb (c) Richard Bartz, Munich Makro Freak & Beemaster Hubert Seibring @ wikipedia

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    Bees and sex, acid rain's legacy, cold water corals

    Tue, 14th Aug 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: sex and the survival of honey bee colonies; why riv...

  • Cow (c) Maksim, Wikimedia Commons

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    Early African dairy farming, seabird migrations

    Tue, 31st Jul 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how dairy farming in Africa 7000 years ago led to t...

  • Photo montage of a flowering inflorescence of Marcgravia evenia and an approaching Cuban nectar-feeding bat Monophyllus remani. (c) Image courtesy of Ralph Mangelsdorff and Ralph Simon / Science

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    Brown water, bats and streetlights, plant methane

    Tue, 17th Jul 2012

    This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how browner drinking water presents problems for th...

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