Earth Science

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

03 June 2007

Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe, although it’s almost impossible to escape from quicksand, it's...

03 June 2007

What is a thunderstorm, how is lightning generated by clouds, how much energy is there in a lightning bolt, and could...

13 April 2007

By now we’re familiar with apocalyptic visions of a scorched and flooded world ravished by global warming. But this...

21 March 2007

As the world focuses on carbon dioxide, are more dangerous agents of global warming creeping up unnoticed? Lucy...

10 May 2006

The world has heard much about the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 and the vast loss of life associated with this, but what...

29 March 2006

When more news comes in of rising greenhouse emissions in Europe or more political backsliding over the Kyoto Protocol...

19 October 2005

Underwater photographer Klaus Jost photographs the great white shark using a neoprene seal as bait in 'shark alley...

12 October 2005

The marine ecosystem in Alask has undergone a dramatic ecosystem shift: over just 20 years, previously-abundant shrimp...

05 October 2005

Napoleon wrasses are found on reefs across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However over-exploitation by fisherman due to...

07 September 2005

The Chilean Sea Bass, or Patagonian Toothfish, is a very tasty fish particularly popular in America. Gene looks into...

20 April 2005

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) aims to regulate the trade in animal and plant...

05 January 2005

Melting glaciers are filling Himalayan mountain lakes too quickly, threatening tens of thousands of lives with colossal...

27 October 2004

Helen looks at how marine reserves in Florida and St Lucia set up to protect space rockets, and local livelihoods have...