Earth Science News Articles

News about 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?

15 September 2017

Previous laboratory estimates of tectonic plate strength have failed to match estimates of strength from real world...

17 August 2017

The largest volcanic range on Earth lurks below an ice sheet in Antarctica, according to researchers at The University...

18 July 2017

Researchers at the University of Stanford have found that as oil fields age they can produce up to ten times more...

07 April 2017

With photosynthesis levels rising, could plants be the key to combating climate change?

07 November 2016

A new theory on the Moon's formation has been proposed by scientists and it involves a big crash and a very fast...

04 November 2016

Three square metres of Arctic sea ice are lost for every ton of carbon dioxide emitted by anyone on our planet, a new...

27 October 2016

The first fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered by scientists in the UK...

19 August 2016

Birds serenade their incubating eggs to control how their offspring will handle heat.

04 July 2016

Using a new exploration technique, scientists have identified a huge helium reserve in an area of high volcanic...

27 June 2016

Solar powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 has broken a world record without burning a drop of a jet fuel...

10 June 2016

Researchers have demonstrated a unique carbon capture and storage process that can convert carbon dioxide into...

20 May 2016

Mars was once home to enormous tidal waves, new evidence suggests.

13 May 2016

Researchers have discovered a new route, which could help explain the very origins of life on Earth.

21 April 2016

Vegetarianism may the best option for feeding the growing global population if we're to avoid widespread...

10 March 2016

Bacteria that can degrade PET, one of the most commonly used forms of plastic, have been identified by Japanese...

19 February 2016

A map charting the ecosystems most vulnerable to a changing climate has been produced by scientists in Norway.

07 December 2015

More than 90% of the world's migrating birds are not protected across all of the territories they fly through.

13 November 2015

The early Earth was awash with water, new research has shown.

13 November 2015

Which reefs are most at risk from climate change? Some reef communities are composed of many species already at their...

04 September 2015

A 460 million year old fossil of the oldest and largest species of marine scorpion has been discovered, measuring...

14 August 2015

Five hundred year old graffiti provides clues about how society was impacted by climate change.

06 August 2015

Even if we could remove large volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, our marine life may still be in danger...

31 July 2015

The earliest evidence of the Earth's magnetic field has been uncovered in Australian rock samples dating back 4.4...