Interviews about Earth Science

Interviews about geology, palaeontology, archaeology, atmospheric science, climate, climate change and meteorology...

22 May 2011

We explore how filters can be designed to provide a breath of truly clean air...

22 May 2011

In April 2010, a previously dormant volcano in Iceland released a massive ash cloud that closed most Europe’s air...

15 May 2011

Aquaculture isn’t restricted to the oceans – many aquatic organisms can actually be farmed on land. This is...

15 May 2011

Wading into a river and digging until you get to the slime, soil, dirt and other matter at the bottom may not be...

15 May 2011

If you’ve been shopping for a fish supper lately you’ve almost certainly been offered both farmed and wild fish. Fish...

11 May 2011

Underwater robots listen out for whales even in the middle of a raging storm

24 April 2011

A special type of rust, called 'green rust', could be used to scrub contaminants from the environment to make...

24 April 2011

A new form of solar cell that uses plastic instead of silicone may make solar panels a cheap and effective way of...

10 April 2011

To investigate the impact of geology on the spread of pollution, scientists in Oxford are studying how water travels...

10 April 2011

To bring us up to date with events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this...

04 April 2011

Photojournalist Brian Skerry brings back snapshots of the oceans that help shift our perspective on the underwater...

04 April 2011

Jason deCaires Taylor's sculptures take on new life and new meaning on the seabed.

03 April 2011

Some clouds can be identified easily from the ground. But when weather forecasters and academic researchers need a bit...

27 March 2011

An important resource that we find in deep dark places are the metals and minerals we need for industry and everyday...

27 March 2011

We are looking at life that flourishes in the absence of input from the Sun, in other words, some of the most...

20 March 2011

One of the most promising technologies for tackling rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is known as ‘Carbon...

13 March 2011

If you've ever neglected a houseplant, you'll know this problem - when you finally come to water it, the...

06 March 2011

Every week, an earthquake occurs that's big enough to cause serious damage. Seismologists monitor this activity...

03 March 2011

Breeding seahorses in captivity to supply aquariums aims to help reduce pressure on wild populations.

03 March 2011

Will converting marine life into carbon credits help fend off climate change? Is Blue Carbon the new green?

20 February 2011

Scientists are keeping a close eye on the West Antarctic ice sheet because if it’s melts, we’re in big trouble from the...

20 February 2011

Another reason to try and understand atmospheric chemistry is in case there comes a time when we have to try and do...

20 February 2011

How do we study the atmosphere? We have a vast array of tools and chemical tricks that we can rely on, but the...