Earth Science

Articles about geology, palaeontology, archaeology, climate and climate change, and the weather...

05 December 2019

Why bogs may be key to fighting climate change...

26 September 2019

‘I would like people to panic’ – top scientist unveils equation showing world in climate emergency...

22 August 2019

Mobile forests could help cities cope with climate change...

09 July 2019

And can anyone hear you scream when you get there?

11 June 2019

The Voice of This Stone

05 March 2019

How tiny grasshoppers are helping us to understand the origins of species and how evolution works...

25 January 2019

Could microbes hold the key to sustainable agriculture?

14 January 2019

The white-bellied frog in south-west Western Australia is experiencing population extinctions throughout its small...

13 December 2018

Studies of ice melt in the Arctic suggest that the world may have a fighting chance of preventing huge sea level...

29 November 2018

At first glance, it almost sounds crazy. Can we really take carbon dioxide emissions from an industrial plant and store...

01 November 2018

A significant amount of the single-use plastics that we use ends up in our oceans.

11 October 2018

Thousands of soiled nappies that were destined to clog Italian landfill sites or incinerators are being redirected to a...

09 August 2018

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

24 May 2018

From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise - so how can we...

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...

26 April 2018

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

13 April 2018

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

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...

05 April 2018

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

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...

18 January 2018

Why did 76% of species become extinct 65 million years ago...?

13 January 2018

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