Earth Science

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

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...

25 April 2010

Researchers this week have presented, for the first time, a record of Asian Monsoon data stretching over 700 years. The...

11 April 2010

Suzanne Smrekar and colleagues have been studying Venus using an instrument on the ESA Venus Express mission and found...

10 April 2010

This week astronomers have solved a long-running debate over the nature of the surface of our neighbour planet, Venus,...

31 March 2010

Geologists around the world have the electronic equivalent of a glass to the wall, listening to vibrations from...

31 March 2010

Scientists claim to have solved "the faint Sun paradox", which says that the Earth's temperatures have...

28 March 2010

A paper published in the journal science shows that pollution in Asia gets pushed up into the stratosphere by hitching...

07 March 2010

Scientists have found evidence for a magnetic field around the Earth at least 250 million years earlier than previously...

07 March 2010

Scientists have discovered that millions of tonnes of sequestered methane locked up beneath the shallow ocean shoreline...