Earth Science News Articles

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

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...

28 July 2015

Work has begun on what will become one of the world's largest modern wooden buildings. So why the wooden...

24 July 2015

Arctic sea ice may be more resilient to changes in climate than we previously thought...

23 July 2015

Clouds formed by plankton are much brighter than those formed by pollution and could be used to help combat climate...

03 July 2015

Pits dotted across the surface of comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko point to a hollow interior, according to new data...

18 June 2015

Evaporating water can be used as an energy source to generate electricity using bacterial spores found in soil.

11 June 2015

By applying designs from nature to engineering problems, your heating bills could be reduced as nature-inspired designs...

05 June 2015

Bleached Caribbean corals compromise on greedier temperature-resistant symbionts...

07 May 2015

A 'super-Earth' water planet could actually be volcanic, changing our understanding of volcanism and plate...

11 April 2015

That the Earth's Moon owes its origins to a cosmic collision four-and-a-half billion years ago seems increasingly...

27 March 2015

Living in an area with high pollution levels could lead to increased stroke and anxiety risk.

23 March 2015

Kites flown over Hawaii are teaching scientists about the history of Mars.

21 March 2015

Snowfall in Antarctica will increase due to global warming, but this could make the ice melt faster, scientists in...

06 February 2015

Scientists have caught a glimpse of the underside of a tectonic plate...

27 January 2015

Humidity and temperature are key factors in the ability to form complex tones.

22 January 2015

Herculaneum scrolls read for first time in 2000 years thanks to X-ray technology.