Earth Science News Articles

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

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.

11 September 2011

Sea butterflies may disappear from the Arctic as oceans get more acidic.

08 September 2011

Gold, platinum and many other precious metals are more common in the Earth's crust than models of the planet'...

01 September 2011

The rock underneath forests can act as a previously unknown source of nitrogen...

19 August 2011

Animals overheated by climate change are heading uphill and away from the equator, new research has shown.

18 August 2011

Climate change is causing species to shift their distributions up to three times faster than previously thought,...

04 August 2011

Humans descend from a line of sun-lovers, researchers have shown. A new technique can reveal the historical density of...

01 July 2011

Airplanes punching their way through clouds near major airports can increase local precipitation...

23 June 2011

Phytoplankton, single celled marine organisms, can only construct their outer shells when their internal pH is...

19 June 2011

By learning from pterosaurs we may be able to make aircrafts more manouverable.

31 May 2011

Exposing newborn clownfish to the sorts of CO2 levels predicted for the year 2050 and beyond causes the fish to ignore...

23 May 2011

Scientists have developed a sugar-fuelled chemical filter to clean up contaminated water.

19 May 2011

Using state-of-the-art X-ray scanning technology to recreate the brains of 200 million year old animals thought to be...