Interviews about Earth Science

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

14 July 2014

One of the greatest legacies of Apollo 11 is the 383 kilos of moon rock that the astronauts lugged back to Earth. What...

08 July 2014

Rising carbon dioxide levels might not just cause increased temperatures worldwide. It might also stop fish from...

30 June 2014

Are earthquake-proof buildings possible? Sinan Acikgoz demonstrates how to build tomorrow's structures...

30 June 2014

Could we stop climate change by pumping particles into the ozone? Dr Kirsty Kuo thinks it's a possibility...

24 June 2014

This week, 3000 metres up a Chilean mountain, scientists pressed the button to blow up half a million tonnes of rock...

19 May 2014

We know bacteria can play a role in environmental clean ups, but what about nature’s recyclers, fungi?

19 May 2014

Joel Kostka investigated in how microorganisms played a role in cleaning up the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil...

19 May 2014

Microorganisms might hold the key to recovering precious and rare metals used in smartphones and other electronics...

19 May 2014

In the course of tunneling up to 4 kilometres vertically down to recover gold, miners recently struck scientific gold...

06 May 2014

Stephanie Pierce explains to a live audience at the Cambridge Science Centre how early life crawled out of the oceans...

06 May 2014

Alex Liu explains what the fossil record tells us about how Earth's first animals developed from bacteria...

08 April 2014

An ocean deeper than the Marianas trench has been discovered on Saturn's moon Enceladus

11 March 2014

What can be done to reduce the risk of flood damage in future?

11 March 2014

What can cities do to reduce the risk of flooding? Professor Nigel Wright, from Leeds University, explains the Blue-...

11 March 2014

Jenny Mant, from the River Restoration Centre, explains how we manage river levels and how we can stop rivers from...

11 March 2014

Flood-victim Sheila Abrams, who lives in Debden, Cambridgeshire, recounts her experience of being flooded out...

11 March 2014

How was a marsh turned into farmland centuries ago?

11 March 2014

Is the extreme weather of recent years a consequence of climate change? Nobel prize winner Don Wuebbles argues that it...

11 February 2014

An astonishing 7 million tons of food and drink is thrown out in the UK every year. We dig into this waste.

11 February 2014

Refrigeration may be a bigger environmental issue than transporting food around the country...

11 February 2014

We have to get our food from where it’s grown to where we buy it and to our houses. What can we do to try and reduce...

11 February 2014

Examining Chris' shopping bag to find out the carbon footprint of his weekly shop.

20 January 2014

The UK’s weather-forecasting service have announced that it will monitor the Sun’s activity. But what are researchers...

20 January 2014

Storms on the Sun’s surface can affect spacecraft and power distribution grids. But can they also change the weather on...