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Join award-winning science journalist Sue Nelson and UKCEH’s Alice Hope as they explore the numbers behind nature, picking apart the statistics surrounding climate and biodiversity, and tallying up the contributions that the natural world makes to our lives. Each episode of our Counting the Earth podcast starts with a number and then delves into what it really means – from the zero in net zero and the vital statistics of earthworms – to the ideal length of hedgerow to support biodiversity.   

Hedgelife: 390,000 
Sue and Alice poke around that great staple of the British countryside - the hedgerow - and discover a surprising variety of residents, from mice to molluscs.     

Nature for net zero: 0 
Sue and Alice visit Heartwood Forest and the Fens to explore how far nature-based solutions like planting trees and restoring peatlands can take us towards net zero. 

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Producer: Rachael Buchanan 

A Boffin Media production for the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology