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Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
23.04.2018
Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat
Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat
Research news Trees cool their environment and "heat islands" like Munich benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local conditions.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
17.04.2018
New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series
New ocean plankton species named after BBC’s Blue Planet series
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta , has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
16.04.2018
An icy mirage?
An icy mirage?
ESA Space in Images Searching for signs of ice on Mars is complex. To explore whether ice lurks beneath the surface of the Red Planet, ESA's Mars Express uses its radar to probe the interior.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
12.04.2018
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?
These images from ESA's Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?
Earth Sciences
12.04.2018
Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions
Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions
Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there's a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack Obama's speeches and ESA research for sending people on long space missions.
Physics/Materials Science - Earth Sciences
10.04.2018
Crusty detail
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: DOWNLOAD MP4 (6.94 MB) SOURCE MP4 (94.92 MB) This is the most detailed map ever of the tiny magnetic signals generated by Earth's lithosphere.
Earth Sciences
10.04.2018
Earthquake engineering: an EPFL laboratory stands out
Three researchers from the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory (RESSlab) beat 11 other teams to win an international computer simulation contest on earthquake engineering.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
09.04.2018
New land motion map shows the human impact on the UK landscape
Researchers at the University of Nottingham who developed groundbreaking technology which was used to create the first country-wide land motion map of Scotland, have scored another first by creating a new UK-wide ground motion map. Using thousands of satellite radar images, the technology was applied under license by Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an innovative University spin-out company, to create a complete land motion map of the UK as a natural progression from the first country-wide map of ground motion in Scotland.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
09.04.2018
ExoMars poised to start science mission
ExoMars poised to start science mission
The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet.
Earth Sciences
06.04.2018
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.04.2018
Fault line below Rome set scene for success of city
Fault line below Rome set scene for success of city
ANN ARBOR-Rome wasn't built in a day-but the land that gave the city its economic advantage may have been birthed over a very short period of time, geologically speaking.
Agronomy/Food Science - Earth Sciences
30.03.2018
Agricultural fires can double Delhi pollution during peak burning season
It's become a deadly autumn tradition in northern India: after the rains of the late summer monsoon subside, farmers set fires to their fields to clear stubble after the harvest and send choking smoke rolling across the countryside.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
28.03.2018
Decade of fossil collecting in Africa gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs
Decade of fossil collecting in Africa gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs
After a great mass extinction shook the world about 252 million years ago, animal life outside of the ocean began to take hold. The earliest mammals entered the scene, and reptiles - including early dinosaurs - lived on Pangea, the name given to the giant landmass in which all of the world's continents were joined as one.
Earth Sciences
20.03.2018
Sentinels helping to map minerals
Sentinels helping to map minerals
The traditional way of mapping Earth's geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
19.03.2018
Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions
Mars’ oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions
A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought. The proposal by UC Berkeley geophysicists links the existence of oceans early in Mars history to the rise of the solar system's largest volcanic system, Tharsis, and highlights the key role played by global warming in allowing liquid water to exist on Mars.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
13.03.2018
Volcanic wormhole
Volcanic wormhole
ESA Space in Images The organic and intricate features of a volcanic cave come alive in great detail in this three-dimensional image of La Cueva de Los Verdes in Lanzarote, Spain.
Earth Sciences
09.03.2018
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
09.03.2018
Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor
A team of scientists has described a new dinosaur species that could both walk and swim. “We always thought dinosaurs were terrestrial, but now it is very clear for the first time that there were also swimming dinosaurs”, says palaeontologist Pascal Godefroit of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Careers/Employment - Earth Sciences
07.03.2018
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area
Rising sea levels are predicted to submerge many coastal areas around San Francisco Bay by 2100, but a new study warns that sinking land - primarily the compaction of landfill in places such as Treasure Island and Foster City - will make flooding even worse.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
06.03.2018
Giant curtain will help scientists study threats against cloud forests
Giant curtain will help scientists study threats against cloud forests
A researcher from Lund University in Sweden has managed to install a huge curtain in a remote cloud forest in South America.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
06.03.2018
Giant curtain will help scientists study threats against cloud forests
Giant curtain will help scientists study threats against cloud forests
A researcher from Lund University in Sweden has managed to install a huge curtain in a remote cloud forest in South America.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
01.03.2018
Scripps Joins Mission to Understand a Major Southern Ocean Climate Influencer
The world's most pristine clouds happen to be in the place with the world's roughest weather Climate scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are joining colleagues at other institutions in the United States and Australia to get an unprecedented look at a region with the most tempestuous weather on Earth.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
01.03.2018
Scripps Joins Mission to Understand a Major Southern Ocean Climate Influencer
The world's most pristine clouds happen to be in the place with the world's roughest weather Climate scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are joining colleagues at other institutions in the United States and Australia to get an unprecedented look at a region with the most tempestuous weather on Earth.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
28.02.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
27.02.2018
Intact forests need protection for world to attain conservation goals
Scientists are calling for immediate action to secure the world's remaining intact forests, with a new study finding most are at serious risk of being lost in the near term.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
22.02.2018
Bolting birds help reveal dinosaur gait
Research into how modern birds run and walk is taking an international team of palaeontologists and biomechanics experts a step closer to accurately reconstructing the way extinct dinosaurs moved.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
21.02.2018
Rainfall’s natural variation hides climate change signal
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science suggests natural rainfall variation is so great that it could take a human lifetime for significant climate signals to appear in regional or global rainfall measures.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
21.02.2018
Surfing complete
Surfing complete
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA's ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrived at Mars in October 2016 to investigate the potentially biological or geological origin of trace gases in the atmosphere.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.02.2018
Carbon dioxide ’pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs
Scotland's marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 ‘pulses' created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes.
Earth Sciences
19.02.2018
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales. The Anthropocene has become a term used by scientists all over the world, seeking to put a marker on when humans began to leave a significant impact on the planet.
Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering
06.02.2018
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures. In a paper published online in the Journal of Cleaner Production , the researchers report that, by replacing a certain percentage of traditional cement with volcanic ash, they can reduce a concrete structure's "embodied energy," or the total energy that goes into making concrete.
Earth Sciences
01.02.2018
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
01.02.2018
Life insurance for mountaineers and ice
Life insurance for mountaineers and ice
On the mountain, ice screws must be able to reliably hold the weight of a climber - even in free fall if need be.
Earth Sciences
01.02.2018
UW’s large research vessel, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, gets back to work
After an "extreme makeover” that went from stem to stern on five decks of the ship, the R/V Thomas G. Thompson is ready to get back to work exploring the world's oceans.
Earth Sciences
31.01.2018
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Josuť Gehring is about to spend two months taking part in an international meteorological measurement project in the mountains of South Korea, close to the 2018 Winter Olympics host venues.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
30.01.2018
See a 'spectacular' lunar meteorite at UCLA's Meteorite Gallery
See a ’spectacular’ lunar meteorite at UCLA’s Meteorite Gallery
The UCLA Meteorite Gallery has acquired a rare lunar meteorite that was blasted off the moon by the impact of a large meteoroid.
Earth Sciences
26.01.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
22.01.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
22.01.2018
New climate model promises to help avoid dangerous global warming
A new international study involving ANU has designed a new and simpler climate model that gives authorities a more precise picture of how humanity is tracking to avoid dangerous global warming this century.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Careers/Employment
19.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.01.2018
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river's mouth
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river’s mouth
For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a whole and, in particular, for its anadromous trout and salmon. The dams sat on the river for more than 100 years, trapping approximately 30 million tonnes of sediment behind their concrete walls.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
18.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
18.01.2018
Buckingham Palace built with mineralised microbes from the Jurassic
A new study led by ANU has found that the building blocks of Buckingham Palace in London and many other iconic buildings were made by microbes that lived up to 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The material, known as oolitic limestone, is a popular building material around the world and is almost completely made of millimetre-sized spheres of carbonate called ooids.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
16.01.2018
"Trees’ spring awakening is becoming less sensitive to altitude differences"
Introduction: Researcher UAntwerp and his international colleagues conduct research on Swiss Alps forest species. In the Swiss Alps, the time lag between tree leafing at high and low altitudes has shortened dramatically since the 1960s due to climate change. This is the finding of an international study conducted in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, which has just been published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Earth Sciences
12.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
11.01.2018
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences alumnus Dr Matt Herne and colleagues describe the turkey-sized herbivore for the first time in an international journal published today.
Earth Sciences
11.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
10.01.2018
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
08.01.2018
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
UChicago scientists examined how species (including these colorful marine bivalves) are lost in mass extinctions compared to environmental changes between the tropics and the poles.
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