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HOME PLANET
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Tuesday 15:00-15:30
Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listener's questions and concerns.
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home.planet@bbc.co.uk
Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL
LISTEN AGAINListen 30 min
Listen to 24 July 2007
PRESENTER
RICHARD DANIEL
Richard Daniel
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Tuesday 24 July 2007
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Panel

This week's guests:

Dr Ros Taylor

Dr Nick Riley

Richard Jones

TOPICS

Wasp Watch

Home Planet is asking listeners to keep an eye out for wasps as our resident entomologist Richard Jones believes this could be a bumper year for the yellow and black insects. The dry April allowed them to build their nests in ideal circumstances whereas the past few years have seen wet or cold springs. Peak wasp time is late August to early September but Richard asks people to start watching from now.

If you see unusually large numbers of wasps, or fewer than normal, please email and let us know, putting Wasp Watch as the subject of the email. It would be a great help if you could identify the species of wasp.

Useful links

Follow this link to the BBC Wildlife magazine's guide to wasp identification

Plastic Bags

Useful links

Plastics recycling information from Waste Watch

DEFRA information on plastic bags

The Future's Plastic - BBC Radio programme on plastics

Technical article on plastic bag recycling from the Plastics Consultancy Network.



Artificial Photosynthesis

Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis

Report on a recent study of artificial photosynthesis

Using Algae to absorb Carbon Dioxide

The Carbon Cycle


Woodworm

Death-Watch Beetle

Common Furniture Beetle

Information on pesticides from the Health and Safety Executive

Pesticides Safety Directorate



Heat produced by different energy sources.

Earth's Albedo

Heat from within the Earth.



Gas Flares

The World Bank on Gas Flaring

New Scientist, global prices rises could end gas flaring.

UK Oil and Gas Industry position on Flares



Wetlands and Greenhouse gases

Wetlands and Carbon Dioxide

Farming and Carbon Dioxide trapping

Environment Agency on Methane

US Environment Protection Agency on Methane.



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Home Planet
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