Latest science news in Earth & Climate

Rocks Under The Northern Ocean Are Found To Resemble Ones Far South

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists probing volcanic rocks from deep under the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean have discovered a special geochemical signature until now found only in the southern hemisphere. The rocks...

Whale sightings off Chile raise hope

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Whales appear to be making a comeback in the waters where they were once hunted to near extinction. ...

Solving global warming with giant vacuums

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The technology works, but it would require millions of carbon dioxide filters across the planet at a cost of trillions of dollars a year. ...

New Ocean Current Discovered

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a new climate pattern, the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations...

Celebrities, stores take a shine to green cleaning products

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

What do Wal-Mart, Target, Ed Begley Jr. and Don Imus' wife have in common? They're all on the green-cleaning bandwagon. ...

Atmospheric Scientist to Lead Climate Change Impacts Research for White House

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A prominent climate researcher and professor at the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University has been invited by the White House to serve as a lead author on a...

Opinion: The widening scope of climate change

9 years ago from Science Alert

Warming has already taken the planet into a condition where human experience no longer provides a reliable indication of the future, writes Graeme Pearman.

Feature: Smarter irrigation in a drier century

9 years ago from Science Alert

With global climate models indicating a further 20 per cent decline in rainfall across southeastern Australia by 2030, irrigated agriculture, particularly in the southern Murray–Darling Basin, is suddenly facing an...

Opinion: Clean soil is at the root of agricultural success

9 years ago from Science Alert

The agriculture industry cannot continue to grow without its roots firmly fixed in healthy, productive soil, writes David McKenzie.

Feature: Targeting endocrine disruptors in Australia’s waterways

9 years ago from Science Alert

Australia has lagged behind Europe and North America in research and policy on endocrine disrupting chemicals in the country’s waterways. CSIRO has been working with Land Water Australia...

Opinion: The challenge of the 21st century - setting the real bottom line (part 2)

9 years ago from Science Alert

We have fallen into the trap of believing that economic growth forever is possible and necessary, according to David Suzuki.

Map predicts global warming hot spots

9 years ago from Science Alert

A new study has mapped out the vulnerability to climate change in Sydney's coastal regions, a forecast that will help councils accurately plan for the future.

Opinion: Algal farming - a new Agricultural Revolution?

9 years ago from Science Alert

Farming algae could provide a solution to the recent food riots and biofuel debates, says Damir Ibrisimovic.

Feature: Is Western Australia heading for longer summers?

9 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers believe that warmer seas off Western Australia could result in longer summers and milder winters. Peter Terry investigates the quest to predict the future of water temperatures and seasonal...

Opinion: A 10,000 year misunderstanding

9 years ago from Science Alert

The current food crises cannot be solved until we accept that the Earth is well past its carrying capacity, argues Peter Salonius.

Opinion: Make a stand for good science

9 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists must work harder at making the public aware of the stark difference between good science and denialist spin, believes Barry Brook.

Highland Diary: Remote munro

A BBC producer records a diary of his experiences while trying to film the spectacular wildlife living on the most remote munro in Scotland.

Time for small changes is over

Small changes to lifestyles are not going to be enough to tackle the challenges facing the planet.

Urban spaces need green rethink

The focus on green homes and offices ignores the wider landscape around our towns and cities.

Bid to stop River Niger drying up

West African leaders are meeting to discuss an $8bn plan to stop the River Niger drying up.

Quake kit registers navy exercise

Military activity at sea is picked up on equipment monitoring earthquakes in the UK.

Colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo programme

9 years ago from European Space Agency

A key meeting to enhance the scientific use of Galileo and contribute to the science-based development of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is being held at the 'Cité de l'Espace' in...

Telemedicine: Health alert via satellite

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Heraklion, Crete: An earthquake has just shaken the Greek island. Damage is widespread and all conventional, terrestrial communications have been destroyed. The rescue operations have only one means at their...

Satellite data to deliver ‘state-of-the-art’ air quality information

9 years ago from European Space Agency

The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of...

Tracking your carbon footprint

9 years ago from European Space Agency

An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored...

Earth from Space: Splitting iceberg

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Envisat captures the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island (visible at image bottom) in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

New portrait of Earth shows land cover as never before

9 years ago from European Space Agency

A new global portrait taken from space details Earth’s land cover with a resolution never before obtained. ESA, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, presented the preliminary...

Envisat makes first ever observation of regionally elevated CO2 from manmade emissions

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas...