Earth Science News Articles

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

20 June 2014

Using bacteria to break down lignin, a woody byproduct of paper production, may be the key to creating a renewable...

22 May 2014

This week, a farm worker in Argentina stumbled upon a bone belonging to the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the...

15 May 2014

This week an explosion and fire in a mine in Turkey claimed almost three hundred lives. But why are explosions such a...

24 April 2014

Corals can adapt to tolerate higher ocean temperatures that could accompany climate change, scientists have shown.

04 March 2014

What causes the phenomenal natural light show that is the Northern Lights?

28 February 2014

Wind turbines play a key role in tackling climate change, but now it seems they may also be able to mitigate hurricanes...

19 January 2014

British Antarctic Survey researchers have seen evidence of emperor penguins searching out new breeding grounds...

16 January 2014

Crowd funding programmes have raised money for Hollywood films, but now it could even be used to monitor carbon dioxide...

09 January 2014

This week the Michigan town of Hell froze over - but why are temperatures plummeting across America?

07 January 2014

Will use of renewable energy take off in 2014?

05 December 2013

How much energy is generating using renewables?

21 November 2013

Chemistry data from plankton shells could boost historical climate records

15 November 2013

A map tracking deforestation and tree replanting has been produce by Google, NASA and the University of Maryland...

11 November 2013

There's a lot of traffic on it's way to the little red planet right now. Why?

07 November 2013

Australian archaeologists have found part of a fossil from an ancient platypus that was a metre long.

10 October 2013

fifty-five million years ago, the planet suddenly warmed. But why? New evidence suggests a huge release of carbon...

08 August 2013

New research suggests that global warming trends are being disguised by historical CFC emissions...

25 July 2013

Close study of the genome of the oil palm tree could result in significantly increased palm oil yield.

11 July 2013

Capturing carbon dioxide and storing it could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but how safe is it?

11 July 2013

Changes deep in the Earth's core are changing the Earth's rotation and affecting how long days are.

04 July 2013

Fire-fighters were killed in Arizona this week tackling a wildfire that got out of control. But how do blazes like this...

06 June 2013

Manganese leaching from lava stones around Mt Etna could explain a high incidence of Parkinson's disease in the...

30 May 2013

Ice age plant samples have been recovered from polar glaciers and brought back to life after 400 years in the deep...

23 May 2013

A mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma this week. Here's the Quickfire Science on these destructive...