Earth Science

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

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?

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

07 January 2016

Scientists are using diamonds to uncover what makes up the earth's core.

23 July 2015

Scientists can now research and explore hidden corners of the world... with drones!

30 April 2015

How low frequency sound gives some animals a peek into the future...

09 September 2014

With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

22 February 2014

UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...