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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Im pleased to announce that Im leading a new multi-institution NSF-funded project investigating how stormwater decision making translates to environmental outcomes at the watershed scale. Im collaborating with Aditi Bhaskar (Colorado State University
Ensuring openness and reproducibility in ecology is an ongoing challenge, although open tools (e.g.,R Studio, Github) are free to use, and user support is everywhere. To illustrate how ecology collaborations can fit within an open science framework,
When the ground is baked by days of sun, markings that indicate the location of ancient settlements begin to emerge in the parched terrain
If you want to make earthquake scientists jumpy, all you need to do is ask, "can you predict the next earthquake?" In fact, any variation on the theme of ‘earthquake’ and ‘prediction’ will do &a
With the programme for New Scientist Live really shaping up, here are five things you wont want to miss out on at our award-winning show
Volcanic happenings are afoot on the Big Island of Hawaii. To be clear, Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but activity has waxed and waned. The last few weeks have definitely seen an uptick in unrest, with inflation and … C
A tiny stretch of road has escaped the lava flows from the latest eruption of Hawaiis Kilauea volcano, which is still menacing a corner of Big Island two months after it began
So, there this piece recently published at Undark called "The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.". Unsurprisingly, I have thoughts. Somewhat complicated thoughts. Let’s start with the importa
The UK is not on course to meets its own targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s, a group of MPs have said
For a couple of years now, I've been telling a story at the beginning of the introductory geology course I teach, called How the Earth Works. I like to think it gives a flavour of the kinds of stories you can tell about the Earth, if you know how to
The UK is not on course to meet its own targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s,says the UKs Climate Change Committee
The premise of earthquake early warning systems is simple. An earthquake produces several different kinds of seismic waves that race away from the rupture point. Because they are different kinds of vibrations, they travel at different speeds; and the
Pockets of fire continue to burn across a six-kilometre area of Saddleworth Moor today as 50 firefighters worked to contain the situation
Preface For the 3rd year in a row, I have meticulously tracked each and every paper, proposal, manuscript, etc. I read for professional reasons. Begun by Jacquelyn Gill in early 2015, I found the twitter hashtag #365papers an appealing way &#8230
Last month it was revealed that someone somewherewasstill manufacturing banned CFCs.Now it appears that illegal factories in China are the source
Why 2017 was a quiet year - and an examination of the provocative hypothesis that 2018 may not be. Continue reading →Plenty of natural disasters hit the news in 2017, but most of the headlines were hogged by disasters linked to extreme weat
The Barents Sea, home to a diverse array of wildlife, could be completely gone in just a few years perhaps the most dramatic impact of climate change yet seen
Not much may have made it onto the blog, but its been a busy year for both Anne and Chris in 2017. Heres a brief summary of what weve been up to - with pretty pictures where appropriate. Continue reading →Not much may have made it onto the
The environment and high finance are strange bedfellows but a new movement is raising billions to fight climate change. A breakthrough or green hogwash?
If you’ve walked through the forest on a rainy day and noticed that it’s drier under the trees, you’ve experienced interception. In hydrology, interception is when water gets hung up on vegetative leaves, needles, or bra
Bobby the fin whalepresides over the reopening of Cambridge Universitys zoology museum with David Attenborough putting the final specimen in place
It’s Earth Science Week and Congress is still debating the budget for this fiscal year. That means that science funding is still on the line. The American Geophysical Union is running a campaign encouraging members to speak up for NASA&
There are low levels of cocaine and other drugs in many rivers, and lab studies suggest that European eels are suffering muscle damage as a result
There’s been a lot of speculation and discussion about the role of urbanization in contributing to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Fortunately, urban hydrology is my specialty, so even though I’ve never been to Hous
There were domestic dogs in North America 10,200 years ago, according to a re-examination of an ancient dog skeleton that looks like a small English setter
This Friday at noon, the Kent State University Department of Geology is hosting a panel discussion on the human role in the catastrophic flooding experienced by Houston and surrounding communities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. I will be one &#
Dozens of species all around the world are abandoning the day and becoming more active at night, to avoid contact with humans
August 30th: Harvey reminds us that we should treat climate change as we treat other public health threats. That’s the argument in this New York Times op-ed: Harvey, the storm that humans helped cause. August 29th: The most sobering hot-tak
The European Union will make only minor tweaks to renewable energy policies that are actually increasing greenhouse gas emissions and driving deforestation
There are widespread calls for the UK government not to abandon a trailblazing tidal power project, but this energy source is no green panacea, says Hans van Haren
The loss of Antarcticas ice has been accelerating ominously since 2012, and could lead to big rises in sea level if the rate of loss keeps increasing
Darwin's warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all
Britain only has 58 wild mammal species to start with, and many have declined sharply in number since 1995 with hedgehogs suffering a particularly severe fall
In the past decade most of the oldest baobabs, many of them sprouted over two millennia ago, have died unexpectedly and few new ones are sprouting
Donald Trump's commitment to coal is short-sighted and wrong-headed. A 100 per cent renewable future is coming and other countries will reap the rewards
Fishing boats in the Gulf of Alaska are being stalked by enormous sperm whales, which charge in and rip huge volumes of fish from the lines
High-profile volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are grabbing the headlines, but geophysics isn't responsible for connecting the two disasters
Ditching fossil fuels to go 100 per cent renewable is a dream within reach thanks to new tech that keep things humming even when wind and sun arent there
Ditching fossil fuels to go 100 per cent renewable is a dream within reach thanks to new tech that keep things humming even when wind and sun arent there
Palm oil consumption in the EU jumped by 7 per cent in 2017 because it is increasingly used as a biofuel driving the destruction of orangutans habitat
We know almost nothing about the enormous beaked whales because they spend so much time deep underwater, but a new DNA technique could unmask them
Over the next five years 2,000 hippos are to be culled in Zambia, supposedly to stop them giving people anthrax, but the cull may inadvertently fuel the trade in hippo ivory
The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has exploded and spewed out molten rock and ash, killing at least 25 people in the country's most violent eruption for over a century
The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has exploded and spewed out molten rock and ash, killing at least 75 people in the country's most violent eruption for over a century
Stumble into surprises all over the UK, from the physics of gin at WOMAD, to mind-reading at Green Man, to time deconstructed at New Scientist Live
Water has a host of unusual properties many of which are essential for life. Here we round up ten of the most peculiar
Earth's most precious liquid is weird, and if it wasn't we would die. Now experiments have uncovered its secret: it's not one liquid, it's two
In this stunning photo snapped from the International Space Station, green LED fishing lures light up the night in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea
The Great Barrier Reef has resurrected itself five times in the last 30,000 years after being wiped out by dramatic environmental shifts.