Climate Change

26 April 2018

Electric ferries and digital communication between ships could help in the quest to decarbonise maritime transport, a...

12 April 2018

Using European plant and dairy waste as an alternative to soy-based animal feed could see a big drop in agricultural...

11 April 2018

Oceans are noisy. Shrimps snap their claws, whales sing to find a mate and dolphins echolocate to find food. However...

13 January 2018

Significant palaeoenvironmental changes that occurred during the Quaternary, the most recent geological period, could...

21 September 2017

Scientists have a new best estimate for our remaining carbon budget, but does this bring new hope?

13 January 2017

Technology alone is not enough to reduce air pollution in Europe, we all have to change our habits and behaviour if we...

01 December 2016

Trillions of pieces of plastic are floating in the oceans, potentially damaging human health, killing wildlife, and...

24 November 2016

Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate...

20 October 2016

Overfishing threatens more than 90 species in Europe with extinction. But it turns out fish farming can actually make...

18 August 2016

Is the trend for tech obsolescence undermining our goals for a zero-waste economy?

28 July 2016

Researchers are looking into how life will change for people who live in the Arctic due to climate change.

23 May 2016

Is it possible to prevent the ever increasing floods, or do we just have to learn to live with them?

19 May 2016

Warmer winters and drier summers might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine.

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

09 September 2014

With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

22 February 2014

UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

20 September 2012

Toby Fountain does something rather strange when he checks into a hotel: bags deposited unopened at the room's...

14 August 2012

Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths. The rest is wasted and...

27 January 2011

As more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, the world's oceans become more acidic, affecting the...

16 October 2010

First came fire. Cavemen rubbed sticks together and there it was, a source of ‘artificial’ heat and light, giving us...

04 April 2009

What can microfossils tell us about past climate? Christopher Stanton resumes his story...