Interviews about Earth Science

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

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

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

27 March 2011

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

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

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

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

31 January 2011

Charles cockell explains how microbes are eating away at out coastline...

30 January 2011

In today’s world, it can seem as if there were more earthquakes than ever before and scientists at the British...

23 January 2011

Coral reefs are regarded as the rainforest of the sea. They play a vital role in marine ecosystems and now, a new reef...

11 January 2011

The folk at Coral Cay Conservation are working to help encourage communities set up fish sanctuaries and protect the...

11 January 2011

We take a look behind the Marine Stewardship Council's eco-label for sustainable seafood

11 January 2011

Manta Rays are fished in increasing numbers for their gills to make Chinese medicines. We chat to Andrea Marshall...

19 December 2010

Dr David Ferguson explains the appeal of the Afar Depression...

11 December 2010

Diatoms are the gems of the ocean that lock up carbon and are vital for all sorts of other creatures from krill to...

14 November 2010

One idea put forward for sustainable shipping in the future has been to find ways to harness the power of the wind in...

14 November 2010

When American scientists discovered some tree fossils in 2007, they turned out to be 385 million years old. That makes...

14 November 2010

How can we make shipping more sustainable? Tristan Smith from University College London is here to shed some light on...

14 November 2010

Previously, we have believed that the Earth’s atmosphere turned oxygen-rich about 800 million years ago and this...

07 November 2010

Jen Ashworth from Natural England gives us the low down on a series of new MPAs that are soon to appear around the...