Environmental issues, wildlife and the natural world go under the microscope in these short podcasts...

06 May 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - how a specially-designed twin turboprop research plane is helping scientists in...

27 April 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast, how last year's eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland gave...

08 April 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast, how scientists plan to measure the Earth's magnetic field from space, why...

23 March 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how the famous White Cliffs of Dover could be made of fish poo (at least...

09 March 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how carbon capture and storage works and why it's here to stay, the effect...

01 March 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - how tracking insects can help scientists forecast summer storms and floods, and...

10 February 2011

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - how the Romans recycled glass, dinosaur colour, and what Europe's gravity...

28 January 2011

In this latest watery-themed Planet Earth Podcast, Richard Hollingham hears how the underwater world isn't the...

12 January 2011

As the UK winter continues to bite, Sue Nelson tries to escape it all by going to visit a coral reef. Unfortunately for...

05 January 2011

This is a special edition of the Planet Earth podcast, featuring some of our favourite audio diaries from the past year...

09 December 2010

Red squirrels used to be the most common squirrel in Britain. But since the grey squirrel was introduced from the USA...

07 December 2010

In this podcast Richard Hollingham reports from an unusual and somewhat cold location - onboard the British Antarctic...

23 November 2010

Does your shopping basket contain chocolate, biscuits and shampoo? If it does, you may be unwittingly contributing to...

16 November 2010

It seems that hardly a week goes by without a major earthquake striking somewhere in the world, which may be why many...

10 November 2010

In this Planet Earth podcast, Sue Nelson reports from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where she finds out that some...

08 November 2010

In this Planet Earth podcast, Sue Nelson hears about the birth of an ocean in the Afar depression in the Horn of Africa...

04 November 2010

This week, Richard Hollingham finds out that bowerbirds are not just brilliant at making elaborate bowers, they're...

28 October 2010

Unless you've never seen the sea, you've probably seen a jellyfish. And even if you haven't seen one,...

21 October 2010

Have you ever noticed that when you cross a busy road, as well as clocking the traffic, you subconsciously follow what...

18 October 2010

In this Planet Earth podcast, Sue Nelson goes to the Eden Project in Cornwall, southwest England and to the South Downs...

15 October 2010

Scientists know that fluffy stratocumulus clouds act like a blanket on the Earth - they stop warm air escaping, but...

11 October 2010

With efforts to improve energy efficiency focussed on green transport to sustainable power generation, growing your own...

08 October 2010

Scientists recently found plastics floating in some of the most remote and inaccessible seas in the world - just off...

05 October 2010

British Geological Survey scientists have completed the first full geological survey of Lake Windermere in the English...