Earth Science

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

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...

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...

21 September 2017

Scientists have a new best estimate for our remaining carbon budget, but does this bring new hope?

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...

13 January 2017

Technology alone is not enough to reduce air pollution in Europe, we all have to change our habits and behaviour if we...

15 December 2016

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

01 December 2016

Trillions of pieces of plastic are floating in the oceans, potentially damaging human health, killing wildlife, and...

24 November 2016

Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate...

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?

18 August 2016

Is the trend for tech obsolescence undermining our goals for a zero-waste economy?

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?

19 May 2016

Warmer winters and drier summers might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine.

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?