Earth Science News Articles

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

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...

18 May 2011

Earlier this month, a major conference was held at the Geological Society in London to discuss something that will not...

08 May 2011

In the last 30 years, corn and wheat crops have dropped by 3.8 and 5.5 per cent in response to climate change. This...

11 April 2011

Mangrove forests lock up even more carbon than previously thought

07 April 2011

A paper published in Nature by Bradley Cardinale from the University of Michigan suggests that biodiversity in aquatic...

27 March 2011

Researchers have reported this week that wind speeds across the oceans have increased, on average, by at least 0.25 per...

20 March 2011

The mineral quartz might hold the key to why continental plates consistently deform in certain regions, a puzzle that’s...

13 March 2011

A major earthquake struck the East coast of Japan on the 11th March. We discuss the situation, and the implications...

13 March 2011

A group of Brazilian researchers led by Renata Castro, have found that the classic comedy banana skin is actually very...

11 March 2011

A new report draws a global map of the threats facing coral reefs today

20 February 2011

Mysterious moving stones in a Death Vally lake bed may have been solved.

06 February 2011

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found that an Amazonian drought in 2010 was more severe that one billed as...