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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, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL
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Listen to 14 August 2007
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RICHARD DANIEL
Richard Daniel
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Tuesday 14 August 2007
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Panel

This week's guests:

Dr Helen Scales

Dr Susan Buckingham

Ehsan Masood

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

Population

United Nations World Population Prospects

World Health Organisation Population, Death Rates and Reproductive Rates

Thomas Malthus's Essay on Population, full text.

Alternative link to pdf file

UK Population Growth estimates from the Government's official statistics.


Restocking the Ocean with Fish

BBC Report on Cod Farming

EU Common Fisheries Policy

Cod Biology from the Fisheries Research Services

Report on West African Fisheries from the University of British Columbia.l

UN Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme


Biological Materials in Landfill

NASA's description of the Carbon Cycle

Description of the Miller-Urey experiment in producing organic molecules from the primaeval soup

What is photosynthesis from Arizona State University

BBC Primer on Photosynthesis

The Zero Waste Alliance


Do Human Beings produce more CO2 than Cars.

Many Carbon Dioxide related questions and answers from the US Governments Carbon Dioxice Information Analysis Centre

Calculate your Carbon Footprint according to the UK Governments figures

Overview of Human Respiratory system


Sunlight and Smoke in the Atmosphere

Asian Brown Haze

More details on the Asian Brown Haze

BBC Report on Air Pollution and Early Deaths

Information on Atmospheric Aerosols

The relationship between DMS and clouds


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