Earth Science News Articles

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

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...

11 January 2011

For the first time, fish larvae have been tracked drifting over 100 miles showing that marine protected areas can...

11 January 2011

Scientists have identified factors that make for a successful and sustainable fishery

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the SORCE mission have found that the sun changes through it's solar cycle...

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the Cassini mission have found what looks like an ice volcano on Titan

19 December 2010

Iron-loving elements like gold and cobolt are found in Earth's crust at greater concentrations that would be...

05 December 2010

Researchers in Nashville have found that the season in which mice are born can dramatically affect how their body...

14 November 2010

Analysis of ancient rocks in the far north of Scotland has provided strong evidence for a rise in oxygen levels 400...

10 November 2010

A new website offers up a virtual tour of protected areas both above and below the waves

12 September 2010

A new model of future greenhouse gas emissions suggests that it's not too late to reverse predicted climate change...

12 September 2010

Green fuels, like bioethanol, produced by yeast fermentation of plant sugars can be used to cut greenhouse gas...

09 September 2010

American Samoa has taken a bold step towards helping the oceans by declaring a ban on plastic bags for 2011.

12 August 2010

Keeping local waters free from land-based pollutants can help coral reefs cope with problems like climate change...

26 July 2010

Research published in Nature this week suggests that climate change is leading to fatter and fitter yellow-bellied...