Earth


09 August 2018

We could get to the stage where atmospheric greenhouse gases are in decline – a point known as drawdown – and begin to...

13 May 2018

A volcanic eruptions on the Big Island of Hawaii is sending lava surging through streets and gardens, engulfing homes...

28 April 2018

We are addicted to plastics. They are used for everything, from food packaging to smart phones. But when we are done...

13 April 2018

A recent study has seen microplastics in the headlines: 40 river beds in urban, suburban and rural regions of northwest...

05 April 2018

A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could...

12 January 2018

An environmentally friendly coffee machine and a way to turn used coffee grounds into a new type of ink are helping to...

12 October 2017

Wind speeds around the world seem to be decreasing in a phenomenon known as ‘stilling’ and European scientists are...

09 February 2017

Vegetables rejected by European shops for the way they look are being used as dinner ingredients in Kenya, in a bid to...

15 December 2016

European scientists are joining forces to find out more about the impact of common chemicals on human health, with the...

20 October 2016

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

10 October 2016

Would you eat insects to save the planet and improve your health?

28 July 2016

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

11 July 2016

Can sunlight be used to cure as well as kill?

26 May 2016

Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields?

23 May 2016

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

07 January 2016

Scientists are using diamonds to uncover what makes up the earth's core.

23 July 2015

Scientists can now research and explore hidden corners of the world... with drones!

22 February 2014

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

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

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

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...

18 February 2012

Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does this happen and what can we do...

25 November 2011

Disruption of the nitrogen cycle can wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems for which oxygen is in short supply. Robin...

09 September 2011

Barnacles and mussels have an intimate relationship, but are they welcome house guests or uninvited squatters?