New Scientist - Earth


Is North America set for another bad wildfire smoke season?

Mon, 27 May 2024 13:00:54 +0100

Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada and Mexico is already worsening air quality in the US, but some signs suggest clearer skies than last year


Hot Atlantic sets the stage for extreme hurricane season

Thu, 23 May 2024 20:51:27 +0100

This year could bring up to 25 named tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean due to a shift to La Niña conditions, says the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Snow and rising sea levels may have triggered Japan's earthquake swarm

Tue, 21 May 2024 16:00:54 +0100

In an ongoing swarm of earthquakes that began hitting Japan in 2020, the shifting weight of surface water may have spurred the shaking


Why criticisms of the proposed Anthropocene epoch miss the point

Wed, 08 May 2024 19:00:00 +0100

A proposal to define the Anthropocene as a geological epoch was rejected this March, but humanity's impact on Earth is real, whether formalised or not, says Jan Zalasiewicz


Can these awesome rocks become central Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark?

Tue, 30 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0100

Long feted by fossil hunters and geologists, if UNESCO recognises the extraordinary rock formation at Madygen in Kyrgyzstan, it will soon be a player on the world stage


These photos show how a warmer climate is damaging Earth's waters

Wed, 24 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0100

Photographer Diane Tuft has documented how global warming is affecting bodies of water around the world


What are the mysterious continent-sized lumps deep inside Earth?

Wed, 04 May 2022 13:00:00 +0100

For decades, planetary scientists have been trying to understand the origins of two colossal geological anomalies inside our planet. New insights suggest they could be leftovers from a cosmic collision


Extreme heat in 2023 linked to drastic slump in growth of marine life

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:00:51 +0100

Last year’s marine heatwaves saw an unprecedented decline in the growth of phytoplankton and algae, which many animals in the oceans depend on for food


Geoscientists are using telecom 'dark fibres' to map Earth’s innards

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 21:00:28 +0100

The networks of fibre optic cables that criss-cross the planet could be used to better understand what’s happening inside it


Deadly upwellings of cold water pose threat to migratory sharks

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 17:00:05 +0100

Climate change is making extreme cold upwellings more common in certain regions of the world, and these events can be catastrophic for animals such as bull sharks


Huge crater in India hints at major meteorite impact 4000 years ago

Tue, 26 Mar 2024 08:00:18 +0000

The Luna structure, a 1.8-kilometre-wide depression in north-west India, may have been caused by the largest meteorite to strike Earth in the past 50,000 years


Why supersonic, diamond-spewing volcanoes might be coming back to life

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 16:00:00 +0000

Strange volcanoes called kimberlites bring diamonds up from Earth's depths. Scientists have always struggled to understand why they switched off millions of years ago – but perhaps they didn't


Sulphur dioxide from Iceland volcano eruption has reached the UK

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 17:38:34 +0000

A huge plume of sulphur dioxide from the latest eruption in Iceland is drifting across Europe, but it isn't expected to cause any significant harm


It's time to accept that we are in the Anthropocene once and for all

Wed, 13 Mar 2024 18:00:00 +0000

Humans are drastically changing the planet and the Anthropocene is a useful tool to help us deal with that – so let's stop quibbling over definitions


Stark, haunting images show Kazakhstan's former nuclear testing ground

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 18:00:00 +0000

These stunning photographs are all shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024


Surprise decision not to define the Anthropocene shocks scientists

Tue, 05 Mar 2024 20:28:14 +0000

A proposal to define the Anthropocene, a geologic epoch defined by human activity, has been rejected – surprising even scientists who consulted the voting group


Eerie green sunsets after 1883 Krakatoa eruption finally explained

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 22:07:04 +0000

Mysterious green sunsets were reported after the massive eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 – now simulations show how they were created and just how rare they are


Stark mountain landscapes exposed in Canada as glaciers shrink

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:00:00 +0000

Global warming means many of the world’s ancient rivers of ice will be gone within decades, threatening ecosystems that rely on their meltwater, a looming crisis that photographer Edward Burtynsky highlights in his work


Largest volcanic eruption in recorded history happened 7300 years ago

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:58:06 +0000

The Kikai-Akahoya eruption of an underwater volcano off the coast of Japan ejected enough material to fill Lake Tahoe twice, three times as much as the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815


Bacteria could help turn CO2 to rock under extreme conditions

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 14:57:50 +0000

Microbes that rapidly convert CO2 to rock could lock away the greenhouse gas in deep underground storage sites, such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs


Giant magma flow in Iceland was the fastest ever recorded

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 19:00:27 +0000

As a 15-kilometre crack formed ahead of the recent eruptions, magma flowed into it at the highest rate observed anywhere in the world


Huge deposit of natural hydrogen gas detected deep in Albanian mine

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 19:00:05 +0000

Companies are searching all over the world for deposits of geologic hydrogen that could be used as clean fuel, and a mine in Albania could give them clues about where to look


Enormous underwater mountains discovered off west coast of Americas

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 14:00:29 +0000

An ocean research vessel has just discovered four underwater mountains, the tallest almost 3 kilometres high, that might be hotspots of deep-sea life


Ocean thunderstorms generate the most intense lightning ever observed

Tue, 06 Feb 2024 15:00:49 +0000

An analysis of satellite observations has identified some extreme thunderstorms over the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Mexico with lightning flashes so frequent that the sky would appear continuously lit


Lightning during volcanic eruptions may have sparked life on Earth

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 20:00:41 +0000

Lightning strikes during volcanic eruptions could have provided nitrogen in a form that was needed by early life forms


Lithium mining looks set to reshape Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flat

Wed, 24 Jan 2024 18:00:00 +0000

Photographer Matjaz Krivic has been charting the effects of lithium mining on locals in the world's largest salt flat in Bolivia since 2016


Siberia’s mysterious exploding craters may be caused by hot gas

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 08:00:20 +0000

Several enormous craters left by explosions have been spotted in Siberia over the past 15 years, and a new explanation links them to hot gas – and climate change


World's first tunnel to a magma chamber could unleash unlimited energy

Wed, 03 Jan 2024 14:00:00 +0000

In Iceland, scientists are planning to drill two boreholes to a reservoir of liquid rock. One will give us our first direct measurements of magma – the other could supercharge geothermal power


Vast submerged area near Australia may once have hosted 500,000 people

Tue, 02 Jan 2024 14:13:45 +0000

An area of the seabed north of Australia has been mapped in detail for the first time, revealing that large numbers of people could have lived there until it was inundated by rising seas


See a dazzling collection of the year's best northern lights pictures

Wed, 27 Dec 2023 18:00:00 +0000

This spectacular selection of images is taken from the winners of the Northern Lights Photographer of the Year competition, run by Capture the Atlas


We might officially enter the Anthropocene epoch in 2024

Tue, 26 Dec 2023 18:00:00 +0000

Scientific bodies are due to make an official decision in the coming year about whether to declare a new geochronological unit precipitated by the impact of humans on Earth


China started drilling ultra-deep holes in 2023 in a hunt for oil

Sun, 24 Dec 2023 10:00:05 +0000

A drilling project in the Taklamakan desert is aiming to reach more than 11,000 metres below Earth’s surface as China explores the deep earth for resources


Dead spacecraft are seeding the upper atmosphere with metal

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 14:00:55 +0000

The stratosphere seems to be full of aluminium particles and other metals that come from spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere, and those particles could mess up polar clouds


Iceland volcano: Watch the Fagradalsfjall eruption live

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 16:48:05 +0000

Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano, located on the country’s south-west Reykjanes peninsula, has erupted after weeks of earthquake activity


The magnificent medieval map that made cartography into a science

Tue, 12 Dec 2023 16:00:00 +0000

Some 550 years ago, a Venetian monk named Fra Mauro set out to create a world map. Rather than myth and religion, it was based on solid evidence for the first time


Popocatépetl: Predicting Mexico's most dangerous volcano

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:00:23 +0000

Few volcanos come with more risk than Mexico's Popocatépetl, situated near Mexico City.  To mitigate danger, volcanologist Chiara Maria Petrone is trying to predict its next eruption


Forget the Amazon – are these the most remarkable rivers in the world?

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 16:00:00 +0000

When most people are asked to name a river, they often reach for the Amazon or Nile, but these aren’t the only remarkable rivers out there. Here are 10 more from around the world – and solar system


Iceland volcano: Current cycle of eruptions could last for decades

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 13:15:46 +0000

Iceland is bracing for a volcanic eruption, as thousands of small earthquakes have shaken the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula since October


Ice might be ubiquitous, but we are still discovering things about it

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 18:00:00 +0000

Once seen as miraculous, these days ice is no longer extraordinary. But in a winter season when Antarctic sea ice hit a historic low, it is clear we should cherish it more, says Max Leonard


Iceland volcano: 15km magma tunnel under town threatens to erupt

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 15:18:23 +0000

A 15-kilometre-long mass of lava has formed underneath the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland and could erupt at any time


Stunning image of South America's largest lake hides a dark secret

Fri, 03 Nov 2023 12:31:34 +0000

Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, the largest lake in South America, has been captured in detail by the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission


Bits of an ancient planet called Theia may be buried in Earth’s mantle

Wed, 01 Nov 2023 16:00:57 +0000

Two strange, high-density blobs buried more than a kilometre underground may have come from the ancient world Theia, which is thought to have slammed into Earth to create the moon


Sun-blocking dust from asteroid impact drove the dinosaur extinction

Mon, 30 Oct 2023 16:00:35 +0000

The Chicxulub impact 66 million years ago filled the sky with fine silicate dust, which blocked out sunlight and lingered for 15 years


Ancient river valleys discovered beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 17:00:42 +0100

A better picture of the hidden landscape beneath the frozen surface of Antarctica could help us understand how the ice will respond to climate change


Earth’s core is oddly squishy and we may now know why

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 19:00:55 +0100

Earth’s iron-rich inner core may owe some of its surprising softness to the motion of atoms, suggest experiments with iron at high temperature and pressure coupled to AI simulations


Huge earthquake shook Seattle 1100 years ago and it could happen again

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 20:00:56 +0100

Analysis of tree rings shows that two faults near Seattle, Washington ruptured at the same time or soon after each other more than 1000 years ago – a repeat today would cause a major disaster in the region


Nearly all mammals will go extinct in 250 million years as Earth warms

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 17:00:19 +0100

If humans still exist millions of years from now, they will face inhospitably warm conditions on a supercontinent centred at the equator. Most land mammals won't be able to survive


Rare Australian pink diamonds emerged when a supercontinent broke up

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 17:00:47 +0100

Understanding how the world’s largest-known collection of pink diamonds came to the surface in Australia around 1.3 billion years ago could help us find hidden deposits elsewhere in the world


NASA’s UFO task force has released its final report – it’s not aliens

Thu, 14 Sep 2023 19:25:26 +0100

An independent task force formed by NASA to look into unidentified anomalous phenomena found no evidence of alien craft, and suggests that if we want to find proof of visitors we need better data


Tonga volcano unleashed underwater flows that reshaped the seafloor

Thu, 07 Sep 2023 20:00:42 +0100

The destruction of telecommunications cables during the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano in 2022 shows that underwater debris currents can travel at 122 kilometres per hour


Sea level may have been higher than it is now just 6000 years ago

Tue, 25 Jul 2023 16:00:45 +0100

Climate researchers thought that current global average sea levels were the highest in more than 100,000 years, but new models suggest oceans just 6000 years ago may have been higher than at the beginning of the industrial revolution, and possibly even higher than today


Earth is coated in ancient space dust that could be from the moon

Mon, 24 Jul 2023 09:00:17 +0100

A 33-million-year-old layer of Earth's crust is laced with helium-3, which is normally only found in space. Now we might have an explanation for how it got there


GPS could predict earthquakes two hours ahead, but there's a catch

Thu, 20 Jul 2023 20:00:59 +0100

An analysis of GPS data has revealed a slow and otherwise undetectable slip of tectonic plates that begins two hours before an earthquake - but detecting this in advance would require more accurate sensors


Stunning image of erupting volcano reminds us of Earth’s violent past

Wed, 19 Jul 2023 19:00:00 +0100

This photo of Tungurahua, a volcano exploding in the Ecuadorian night, comes from an illustrated book to accompany a TV series about Earth’s deep history


Canadian lake selected as site to mark the start of the Anthropocene

Tue, 11 Jul 2023 19:00:23 +0100

Geologists hoping to declare a new epoch dominated by humanity’s influence on Earth have chosen Crawford Lake in Canada as the location where the start of the Anthropocene is defined


Chris Packham: We're precipitating a mass extermination event

Tue, 11 Jul 2023 15:00:33 +0100

Chris Packham's new BBC series, Earth, looks at significant moments in Earth's history, including anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity loss, "It's not a sixth mass extinction event that we're precipitating," he says, "it's a mass extermination event"


There's a gravity 'hole' in the Indian Ocean and now we may know why

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 10:00:24 +0100

Earth appears to have less mass beneath a certain part of the Indian Ocean compared with the rest of the planet. Plumes of magma at the location could explain why


Humans have pumped so much groundwater, we’ve shifted Earth’s axis

Sat, 17 Jun 2023 00:06:44 +0100

Changes in the distribution of groundwater around the planet between 1993 and 2010 were enough to make Earth's poles drift by 80 centimetres


See some of the images up for the Earth Photo 2023 competition

Thu, 08 Jun 2023 18:00:28 +0100

From a photograph of algae choking an Indian river to a shocking depiction of the wearing away of the UK coast, these are some of the pictures in the running for the contest


Kīlauea volcano: Watch live footage of the eruption in Hawaii

Thu, 08 Jun 2023 12:18:42 +0100

The Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii has begun erupting, spewing volcanic gas and ash across the island


Dried-up lake may explain why California is 'overdue' major earthquake

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 17:00:17 +0100

Pressure on the San Andreas fault from a now-dried lake could have been sufficient to trigger past major earthquakes in California. The lake’s disappearance could explain why there have been no such quakes for nearly 300 years


Why is China drilling a hole more than 10,000 metres deep?

Fri, 02 Jun 2023 20:36:30 +0100

An oil company in China has started drilling a hole that would be the deepest in the country and among the deepest in the world


Tonga volcano eruption disrupted satellites halfway around the world

Mon, 22 May 2023 11:00:40 +0100

A link between volcanic activity and rising bubbles of low pressure in the ionosphere has now been proven, which may be why the colossal Tonga volcano eruption in 2022 disrupted satellite communications


Prehistoric Planet 2 review: Attenborough returns to ancient Earth

Sun, 14 May 2023 09:01:16 +0100

The second series of this show about Earth 66 million years ago is a joy to watch - but it inspires more than it informs. A little more science would have been nice


These bizarre lights in the sky hint at a way to predict earthquakes

Wed, 03 May 2023 17:00:00 +0100

Semi-mythical "earthquake lights" may be accompanied by changes to Earth's magnetic field. Now researchers say these changes could be used to forecast major tremors


World's first drilling project to seek natural hydrogen hits a snag

Fri, 14 Apr 2023 21:59:25 +0100

A well in Nebraska is the first in the world to have been drilled in search of naturally occurring geologic hydrogen, but tests to determine how much of the gas it might supply are on hold because of a broken pump


Shiveluch volcano eruption in Russia smothers nearby villages in ash

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 15:13:49 +0100

The eruption of the Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia on 11 April sent plumes of volcanic ash many kilometres into the air and could affect flights


Next 10,000 years of Greenland ice sheet could be decided this century

Wed, 29 Mar 2023 22:30:53 +0100

Carbon emissions within the next 50 years could lead to a tipping point where large parts of the Greenland ice sheet melt over the next 10,000 years


Oxygen on early Earth may have come from quartz crushed by earthquakes

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 19:00:29 +0000

Billions of years ago, crushed quartz reacting with water could have created the conditions needed for the evolution of the photosynthetic microbes responsible for most of the oxygen now in Earth’s atmosphere


Earliest evidence of a meteorite hitting Earth found in Australia

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 20:44:09 +0000

Tiny pieces of stone found in a rock formation in Western Australia may be the oldest evidence of a meteorite impact on Earth, dating back nearly 3.5 billion years


Gold hydrogen: Is there a huge reserve of clean fuel in Earth's crust?

Mon, 06 Mar 2023 21:39:18 +0000

Geologists think there may be vast natural stores of hidden hydrogen gas within Earth, but no one is sure how much there is or how much could be recovered for energy


Some of the stunning winners of the Sony World Photography Awards

Wed, 15 Feb 2023 18:00:00 +0000

From a sea turtle and diver swimming in harmony in Malaysia to a red-eyed tree frog in its Costa Rican rainforest home, take a peek at some of the winning entries in one of the most prestigious photography competitions


Magnificent photograph captures eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 18:00:00 +0000

Olivier Grunewald took this image of the Icelandic volcano's central crater filled with lava, forming a fiery lake of liquid rock


Launching a huge dust cloud from the moon could ease global warming

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 19:00:31 +0000

Launching a million tonnes of moon dust around Earth could dim sunlight across our planet by 1.8 per cent. This would reduce the global temperature, but whether it would be worth the resources, and the risks involved in such a strategy, are unclear


Two major earthquakes cause devastation across Turkey and Syria

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:24:06 +0000

At least 1500 people have died in Turkey and Syria after a 7.8-magnitude quake followed by a 7.5-magnitude quake in the same region less than 10 hours later


Earth's 'geological thermostat' is too slow to prevent climate change

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:00:20 +0000

Rock weathering has helped keep Earth’s climate relatively stable for millions of years, but the process isn't fast enough to keep up with human carbon emissions


The mysterious underwater avalanches reshaping Earth

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:30:00 +0000

Turbidity currents are cascades of sediment that tumble down Earth’s 9000 submarine canyons carrying carbon, plastics and pharmaceuticals into the deep sea. We are finally learning just how often these dramatic events occur.


Earthquakes suggest Earth's core has started spinning more slowly

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:00:02 +0000

Measurements of seismic waves travelling through Earth’s inner core indicate that its rotation may be slowing, switching its direction relative to the rest of the planet’s spin


Help in the hunt for neutrinos while exploring deep-sea ecosystems

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 18:00:00 +0000

The Deep Sea Explorers project is calling for volunteers to help remove noise from data collected by a neutrino telescope at the bottom of the sea, finds Layal Liverpool


How a planet became a character in my new novel

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 18:00:00 +0000

My new novel The Terraformers explores what you might include - and leave out - if you were building an Earth-like planet. I spoke to some scientists to see what might work, says Annalee Newitz


In 2023, we have many opportunities to build a better future

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

The coming year will be a turning point for the Amazon rainforest, artificial intelligence and even our diets. Let's choose a more hopeful direction for humanity


Tonga volcano eruption was the most explosive of the 21st century

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on 15 January 2022 created 90-metre high tsunamis and shot ash 57 kilometres into the sky


2022: The year of rolling polycrisis, but with a few glimmers of hope

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

This year, there were the lows of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, soaring prices and extreme weather, and the highs of an accelerating shift to green energy and space wonders from the James Webb Space Telescope


Wintry scenes top Weather Photographer of the Year competition

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Christopher Ison's photo of Storm Eunice and Zhenhuan Zhou’s shot of Niagara Falls covered in ice have taken the top prizes in the Royal Meteorological Society’s annual competition


How well do you know your animal poo? Find out with this picture quiz

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 15:00:00 +0000

Can you match these pictures of poo to the animal responsible? This quiz from naturalist Chris Packham is a bit of fun - but you will learn some fascinating faeces facts along the way


The Volcano review: Heartbreaking documentary relives Whakaari tragedy

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

An intense and moving documentary tells the story of tourists caught on the volcanic island of Whakaari when it erupted in 2019


Marine sciences must cast off an imperial legacy of ocean exploitation

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000

A century and a half after HMS Challenger embarked on the first global survey of the ocean, some ideas from the era still linger. They urgently need to be left behind, says Helen Scales


How did so many giant meat-eating dinosaurs co-exist in the Jurassic?

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 16:00:00 +0000

It took a lot of meat to feed even one species of large carnivorous dinosaur, so how did several survive side-by-side in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods without starving? We might finally have the answer


Yellowstone supervolcano contains twice as much melted rock as thought

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:00:20 +0000

There is more melted rock under Yellowstone Caldera – a volcano in Wyoming – than was previously estimated, but that doesn’t change the likelihood of an eruption


Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is erupting for the first time since 1984

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:26:38 +0000

For the first time in nearly 40 years, the world’s largest active volcano is erupting in Hawaii, after weeks of increased activity at the caldera


The Darkness Manifesto review: Why we need to turn out the lights

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Light pollution disrupts animals and has also been linked to human ailments. Bat scientist Johan Eklöf has some useful fixes in his new book


Landslides can be triggered by small changes in atmospheric pressure

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:52:54 +0000

We knew earthquakes and heavy rain could initiate landslides, but now it seems alterations in atmospheric pressure can do it too if combined with certain conditions on the ground


Tonga eruption's volcanic plume reached above the stratosphere twice

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 18:00:08 +0000

The plume ejected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano in January entered the mesosphere, the layer of atmosphere above the stratosphere, twice during the eruption


BBC Earth Podcast review: Get stuck into nature – wherever you find it

Wed, 26 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0100

A new season of the BBC Earth Podcast kicks off with Safari, an episode that encourages us to engage with nature, whether it is in the Scottish rainforests or just the scruffy green patch outside your office


Stunning winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:50:04 +0100

From bees hunting for a mate to a giant sea star procreating, these incredible images are some of the winners in the prestigious wildlife photography competition


Dazzling photograph of pink-breasted galahs in Australian desert

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0100

This image of a flock of galahs taking off from a tree was captured by artist and photographer Christian Spencer, while out driving in Australia's Strzelecki desert


Striking photos show scale of development in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0100

These arresting images of industrial developments in Senegal, South Africa and Namibia were taken by Edward Burtynsky, who spent four years capturing African landscapes using aerial photography


Western Arctic Ocean is acidifying four times faster than other oceans

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:00:09 +0100

Melting ice has increased how fast Arctic waters are absorbing carbon dioxide, making them more acidic faster. The change could disrupt entire marine ecosystems


Frozen Planet II review: David Attenborough's sequel dazzles

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:52:31 +0100

The spectre of climate change hangs over David Attenborough’s follow-up to Frozen Planet, while two new nature documentary series, Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory and Super/Natural, are no match for the veteran presenter


Earthquakes seem to come in a more predictable pattern than we thought

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 17:44:35 +0100

A machine learning algorithm can assess how likely it is that a large earthquake will hit a region over the next few years, which could one day help mitigate damage from future quakes