science wire

« BACK

Earth Sciences



Results 1 - 50 of 2606.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 53 Next »


Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 19.02.2019
Four University of Chicago scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships
Four University of Chicago faculty members have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships , awarded to early-career scholars whose achievements and potential mark them as the next scientific leaders.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.02.2019
Island love
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest - and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 08.02.2019
Obituary Notice: Walter Munk, World-Renowned Oceanographer, Revered Scientist
Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.02.2019
’Underwater forecast’ predicts temperature, acidity and more in Puget Sound
Most of us rely on the weather forecast to choose our outfit or make outdoor plans for the weekend. But conditions underwater can also be useful to know in advance, especially if you're an oyster farmer, a fisher or even a recreational diver.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.02.2019
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King's College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol. The first paper suggests that sustained collapse of Antarctic ice-cliffs into the ocean, caused by rising global temperatures and melting ice shelves, may not have a large impact on sea level rise.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2019
New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms
Similar to scales gauging hurricane, wind, or tornado intensity, could aid flood response and water management, especially in the West A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 04.02.2019
Glasgow will face off with a new dinosaur as Trix the T.rex comes to Town
Image courtesy of Naturalis Visitors to Glasgow will get an amazing opportunity to see one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons when it visits Scotland on the last leg of its European tour.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
UofG project wins NERC funding for flood risk assessment
A University of Glasgow-led research project which aims to provide improved defence against flooding in the Philippines has won funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 23.01.2019
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon exploration with electronic aids, upgraded geological tools from the Apollo era and improved scientific protocols. In November, ESA conducted a moonwalk simulation in Lanzarote, Spain as part of Pangaea-X , a test campaign that brought together space exploration, high-tech survey equipment and geology.

Earth Sciences - Careers / Employment - 17.01.2019
Quakes a reminder of the reach of partial government shutdown
Quakes a reminder of the reach of partial government shutdown
If the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, doesn't have you quaking, maybe it should.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.01.2019
If you like your weather forecast, thank. . . an oceanographer!
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's 2019 Sea Secrets lecture series will feature five free talks by distinguished underwater explorers, researchers, administrators, and swashbucklers.

Health - Earth Sciences - 02.01.2019
Ing health hazards of volcanic emissions
Ing health hazards of volcanic emissions
Researching health hazards of volcanic emissions There are 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide andKīlauea volcano in Hawaii is one of the most active.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 19.12.2018
Themselves on Mars
Themselves on Mars
In November, NASA announced that the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission will be sent to Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide feature on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant impact basin just north of the Martian equator.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2018
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA's new measurements of ice sheet elevation
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation
Less than three months into its mission, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2 , is already exceeding scientists' expectations, according to the space agency.

Earth Sciences - 11.12.2018
Volcano expert to become STEM superstar
Volcano expert to become STEM superstar
A volcanologist researching ways to better understand eruptions has been named a STEM Superstar for inspiring women to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Earth Sciences - 11.12.2018
Volcano and venom experts are STEM superstars
Volcano and venom experts are STEM superstars
A volcanologist researching ways to better understand eruptions and a structural biologist and toxicologist studying venom-peptides, have been named STEM Superstars for inspiring women to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.12.2018

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2018
Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military
Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military
An update for an internationally vital sea-ice computer model, called CICE version 6.0, is being released this week, a timely tool that supports more accurate forecasting of ice occurrence and global climate modeling.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.11.2018
Fire + water: Restoring natural fire to California’s mountains
Katya Rahkmatulina, a UC Berkeley environmental engineering Ph.D. student, studies fire and water in Yosemite National Park's Illilouette Basin.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 28.11.2018
Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Manvendra Dubey, David Janecky and Greg Swift honored for their lasting impacts in climate, oceanic and thermoacoustic science Becoming an AAAS fellow is a tremendous honor.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.11.2018
Spending Christmas in Antarctica
               On 1 December, a team of glaciologists and climate researchers from ULB , UCLouvain and the University of Colorado will head for the Antarctic.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 22.11.2018
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice
ESA ESA Science Mars Express ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Earth Sciences - 22.11.2018

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.11.2018
Alfonso Mucci awarded Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant
By Fergus Grieve, Communications Strategist, Faculty of Science Alfonso presented with the Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant in recognition of his outstanding work on the health of the St. Lawrence Es

Earth Sciences - Environment - 20.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 19.11.2018

Earth Sciences - 16.11.2018
Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery
Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery
Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of palaeontologists. University of Queensland researcher Dr Anthony Romilio was part of the team which described the tracks, which were originally found by Professor Kyung Soo Kim from Chinju National University of Education, South Korea.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2018
New resources support tribes in preparing for climate change
New resources support tribes in preparing for climate change
Which Pacific Northwest streams will warm the most in the next 50 years, and where would restoration work make a difference for salmon?

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.11.2018
As California’s groundwater free-for-all ends, gauging what’s left
New rules and new technology are giving farmers and managers a better look at groundwater supplies. Photo Illustration - Original image by Chris Austin via Flickr   By Felicity Barringer Most areas of California farm country have a significant lack of information about their groundwater use.

Earth Sciences - 07.11.2018
Latino voter surge holds lessons for 2020
Latino voter surge holds lessons for 2020
By Lisa Garcia Bedolla  Latino turnout surged in the midterms, early signs show. There are 27.3 million eligible Latino voters in the United States,  according to the Pew Research Center - 12 percent of the electorate.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 07.11.2018
Tiny crustacean had a heart more than 400 million years ago
Tiny crustacean had a heart more than 400 million years ago
An Imperial researcher is part of an international team that has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved crustacean. The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps, and is just a few millimetres long. Exceptional preservation This particular fossil preserves not just the animal's hard shell, but also its limbs, eyes, gut and gills - soft parts that are extremely rarely preserved.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.11.2018
Impact of mercury-controlling policies shrinks with every five-year delay
Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls. Mercury is an incredibly stubborn toxin. Once it is emitted from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, among other sources, the gas can drift through the atmosphere for up to a year before settling into oceans and lakes.

Earth Sciences - 31.10.2018

Earth Sciences - Law / Forensics - 26.10.2018

Earth Sciences - Palaeontology - 25.10.2018
Q&A: Provost Mark Richards' welcome lecture asks: ‘What really killed the dinosaurs''
Q&A: Provost Mark Richards’ welcome lecture asks: ‘What really killed the dinosaurs’’
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community The University

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 25.10.2018
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud
ESA ESA Science Mars Express 25 October 2018 Since 13 September, ESA's Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet's equator.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.10.2018
Copernicus Sentinel-5P reveals new nasties
Copernicus Sentinel-5P reveals new nasties
ESA Observing the Earth Copernicus Sentinel-5P 24 October 2018 With air quality a serious environmental health problem, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is tasked with mapping air pollutants around the entire globe every day.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.10.2018
The science of climate
Accessibility Options: Office of Disability Services Request Assistance 305-284-2374 Accessibility Options: Office of Disability Services Request Assistance 305-284-2374 School of Architecture Colleg

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.10.2018
Texas A&M and Harvard Team Up On High-Flying, NASA-Funded Atmospheric Research
A research collaboration between Texas A&M University and Harvard University will receive $30 million from NASA's Earth Venture program to collect important atmospheric data from a high-altitude NASA aircraft.

Earth Sciences - 19.10.2018
150 years after last big East Bay quake, what have we learned?
150 years after last big East Bay quake, what have we learned?
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) October 21, 1868 - 150 years ago this Sunday - a walloping earthqua

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 19.10.2018
UM alumnus discovered water on the moon
Accessibility Options: Office of Disability Services Request Assistance 305-284-2374 Accessibility Options: Office of Disability Services Request Assistance 305-284-2374 School of Architecture Colleg

Chemistry - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2018
A clearer path to clean air in China
For more than 15 years, the Chinese government has invested billions of dollars to clean up its deadly air pollution, focusing intensely on reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide from coal-burning power plants.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.10.2018
UW atmospheric scientists to study most extreme storms on Earth, up close
UW atmospheric scientists to study most extreme storms on Earth, up close
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Two University
1 2 3 4 5 ... 53 Next »