Earth Science News Articles

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

12 October 2012

A meteorite that fell to Earth in 2011 contains trapped samples of the Martian surface, interior and atmosphere.

10 September 2012

What do aeroplanes, airships, rockets, guns and gas pipes have in common? They could all help to cool the Earth by...

23 August 2012

Nanoparticles in cosmetics and exhaust fumes can accumulate in plants and stunt growth, scientists have warned...

02 August 2012

Massive landslides on Saturn’s moon Iapetus, as studied by the Cassini mission, can be "an excellent laboratory...

08 June 2012

Research vehicles could be unwittingly moving species around the deep sea.

25 May 2012

Increasingly warm summers in the UK have allowed a species of butterfly to expand their range by using a wider range of...

12 May 2012

Writing in the journal Nature Biotechnology, scientists in Australia have bred a new strain of salt-tolerant wheat, by...

03 May 2012

Global warming could cause Spring to arrive earlier in future years.

25 March 2012

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed one Earth year of orbiting Mercury this month, and two papers published in the...

11 March 2012

Satellite tracking studies reveal shark behaviour isn't altered by free food handouts.

09 March 2012

The problem with fisheries management is that what a government decides will be best for conservation may not be best...

09 March 2012

A team led by Lisa Levin from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has found a ‘hybrid’ vent/seep ecosystem in an area...

08 February 2012

Tracing the source of tiny plastic particles in the ocean.

08 February 2012

Heat and cold can stress corals, but they do so in different ways.

10 January 2012

Sea cucumbers release acidic gastric juices that break down coral reefs at night.

10 January 2012

A little fish is caught in the act of mimicking the extraordinary mimic octopus

13 November 2011

A group of researchers from Columbia University publishing in the journal Environmental Research Letters have found...

23 October 2011

Seaweeds, also known as macroalgae, can unleash a chemical arsenal toxic to corals, scientists have found.

23 October 2011

How increasing our understanding of epigenetics may help plant breeders make informed decisions about the best ways to...

11 October 2011

Plan for an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will do for nature what the IPCC...

10 October 2011

Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey have found an increase in iceberg scouring of the seafloor around the West...

14 September 2011

The UK is a world-leader in applying geological knowledge to investigate crime. Using the strong UK base as a starting...

13 September 2011

This week the British Geological Survey has released a 'risk list' for the supply of the metals essential for...

12 September 2011

Plants able to grow on toxic explosive components could clean up contaminated compounds.