Earth Science News Articles

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

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

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

11 January 2011

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

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

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

12 September 2010

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

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...

18 July 2010

This week, researchers from the University of Bern in Norway have shown that there is a marine species that is...

08 July 2010

Drug-resistant superbugs have been found inside sharks and fish showing that our flushed medicines are making their way...

08 July 2010

Fixing storm-broken fragments of coral back onto reefs is a cheap and effective way of giving them a helping hand...

08 July 2010

Canada's landmark Gwaii Haarnas National Marine Reserve will protect not just the seabed but the mountains that...

22 May 2010

Researchers at Michigan State University have made a discovery that could help turn the burning bush into the saviour...

02 May 2010

The world is still losing biodiversity at an alarming rate despite world leaders promising in 2002 to cut the rate of...