The Department of Transport believes street works impact the UK economy by £4.3 billion per year, slowing transport links as well as affecting public safety. Poor understanding of what lurks beneath exacerbates the problem. The Geospatial Commission and Ordnance Survey are working to build a complete picture of the UK’s underground assets
Since 2006, tiger habitats have shrunk by more than 40 per cent due to forest encroachment. Now, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is set to become the largest human development project in industry. But what impact will the new roads have on tiger populations, habitats and migratory routes?
Advances in space-based lightning mapping have allowed scientists to measure flash extent and duration over broader ranges. The development has led to the discovery of 'megaflashes' – vast electrical surges that discharge over long distances and durations
The impacts of deforestation are wide ranging. But while some are well-known, a link with malaria is only just coming to light. Could appetites for deforestation-implicated products, such as coffee and timber, be driving malaria risk in vulnerable countries?
Genome sequencing has become one of the main methods for tracking how coronavirus is moving through communities. The technique identifies subtle differences called mutations that a virus picks up over time. Despite facing criticism for its handling of the pandemic, the UK is leading the charge on genome sequencing. Efforts are starting to gain insights on how the UK's epidemic was seeded with imports from other countries