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Earth Science Fri Dec 15 2017 11:04:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- 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&
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,
Two peach stones found in sediment beneath Saint Marks Basilica could extend the history of Venice by 180 years
What will next year hold for global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels, the electric car revolution and Trump's coal dream, wonders Owen Gaffney
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
Six separate wildfires are raging in California. They are driven both by hotter, drier climate and by human activities such as planting alien trees
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 &#
Over 3 billion years ago, the sun was faint so our planet should have been a snowball. But it wasnt and microorganisms may have been what kept it warm
Here are two more weeks of daily climate change impacts stories, as part of my #365climateimpacts project. I didn’t have to go very far from home to find inspiration for this fornight of tweets. We had an incredibly unusual heat …
As new politics of protecting natural resources emerges, what does that mean for water? And who writes the rules? Three new books explore
In January, I launched the #365climateimpacts project, in which I’ll spend a year tweeting stories of the many ways climate change is impacting people, ecosystems, and the earth; ideas for how to communicate about climate change more effect
The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, saysOlive Heffernan
California is having a very wet winter, with multiple atmospheric rivers dumping feet of precipitation in the mountains. Oroville Dam on the Feather River, is the nation's tallest dam, is facing serious engineering challenges. This Storify has some o
The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, saysOlive Heffernan
Our changing climate is already affecting lives in a multitude of ways, and the impacts of climate change will only increase as the world continues to heat up. But because climate operates in the background, it’s easy to ignore the &#82
When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species
We are six days into the Trump administration in the United States of America and we are seeing clear signs that the Trump intends to keep his campaign promises to roll back environmental protection and federal scientific efforts (among a …
When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species
Last semester, when teaching my intro class about the composition and structure of the Earth and how we know, I went a bit overboard in producing a snazzy Earth cross-section: I’m still pretty proud of this, but one of its … Conti
The media-mogul's Santa Monica vineyard was saved from wildfire destruction, but the world may yet burn thanks to his climate views, says Richard Schiffman
1. Introduction As a scientist, one of my big challenges is to keep on top of the vast and ever-growing body of scientific knowledge about my research and teaching subjects. I’m not the only one who apparently struggles with this &#8230
Elephants, giraffes, giant elands and chimpanzees are being decimated by poachers linked to violent militias in a lawless region of central Africa
Elephants, giraffes, giant elands and chimpanzees are being decimated by poachers linked to violent militias in a lawless region of central Africa
Climate models have always offered a range of possible temperature rises, but it turns out the ones that best fit whats happened so far all predict even greater warming
Even though other countries are clamping down on illegal ivory, the unconstrained trade in Japan may offer loopholes for criminals to keep selling ivory fuelling elephant poaching
There are now only two viable populations of Sumatran tigers left in the wild, so if the cats are to be saved those areas have to be protected
Three tectonic plates are gradually pulling apart at the Danakil depression in Ethiopia, creating a hot, acid environment that could provide clues to life on Mars
People are up in arms over new UK food labelling guidelines that advise storing tomatoes in the fridge. Does flavour have to lose out to reduce spoilage?
Fashion is facing up to how wasteful it is, but its impact on the environment goes far beyond fast fashion and ever-changing trends
Most of Australias Great Barrier Reef may well be destroyed in the next few decades, but hubs of resilient coral could make larvae to restore it all
Memo to Mike Hughes - there are plenty of ways to check if Earth is flat or not without building your own rocket, says Ian Whittaker
Ring-tailed lemurs have experienced a precipitous decline over the last two decades and are now one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world
Ring-tailed lemurs have experienced a precipitous decline over the last two decades and are now one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world
Mount Agung's lastbig eruption was in 1963, and a major blast could create an ash cloud that disrupts air travel for weeks, and temporarily cool the global climate as well
Mount Agung's lastbig eruption was in 1963, and a major blast could create an ash cloud that disrupts air travel for weeks, and temporarily cool the global climate as well
50 years ago, the theory of plate tectonics was radical counterculture until some chance happenings in the Summer of Love sent it mainstream
The first global light census shows that the area affected by artificial lighting is growing by 2.2 per cent every year, posing risks to wildlife and human health
Last week the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil. This week Nebraska decided to allow the Keystone XL extension to be built right through the state