Earth Science News Articles

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

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.

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...