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Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.05.2022
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here's what's next
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here’s what’s next
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how after the start of the Ukraine war, the ESA suspended the ExoMars Mission due to fly on a Russian rocket in September, and what might happen to its nearly-complete rover.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.03.2022
Opinion: Groundwater: out of sight, out of mind?
Opinion: Groundwater: out of sight, out of mind?
On World Water Day Professor Richard Taylor (UCL Geography) and Dr. Mohammad Shamsudduha (UCL IRDR) explore equitable and sustainable use of groundwater.

Earth Sciences - Transport - 08.02.2022
Earthquake early warning system could save lives in southern Europe
Earthquake early warning system could save lives in southern Europe
A public earthquake early warning system in Greece and Italy could give people vital seconds' notice of a major earthquake, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Earth Sciences - Art and Design - 17.01.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.12.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.12.2021
University of Glasgow wins 1.5m to develop novel approaches to sustainable mining
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are leading a new project to develop new approaches to sustainable mining in the Philippines.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.12.2021
Arctic rain may soon be more common than snowfall
Arctic rain may soon be more common than snowfall
More rain than snow will fall in the Arctic and this transition will occur decades earlier than previously predicted, a new study involving UCL researchers has found.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.11.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2021
UCL at COP26: latest updates and expert comment
Climate experts from across UCL are at the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow as observers and delegation members, with teams of academics also monitoring and providing expert commentary from London.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 16.09.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.08.2021
New maps forecast impacts of climate change
An estimated 1.2 billion of Scotland's buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 06.08.2021
Minor volcanic eruptions could 'cascade' into global catastrophe, experts warn
Minor volcanic eruptions could ’cascade’ into global catastrophe, experts warn
Researchers call for a shift in focus away from risks of "super-volcanic" eruptions and towards likelier scenarios of smaller eruptions in key global "pinch points" creating devastating domino effects.

Earth Sciences - 27.07.2021
Scientists call on more research to determine ’tipping point’ of supervolcanoes
Scientists say it is extremely challenging to try and predict when a supervolcano might erupt again due to the sheer diversity of events that have gone before.

Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
Scientists record Earth’s ’pulse’ at the bottom of the ocean
A new UCL-led project deploying 50 highly sensitive seismometers on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean aims to fix a gap in our understanding of powerful movements deep within Earth's interior.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Exhibition explores the carbon cycle from space
Scientists from UCL are helping audiences to see how the earth 'breathes' and learn more about climate issues like the production and storage of CO2 in a virtual experience for this year's Royal Society Summer Science programme.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.06.2021
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Oxford scientists show how green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future Scientists at the University of Oxford demonstrate how it is possible to

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.06.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.05.2021

Campus - Earth Sciences - 07.05.2021

Earth Sciences - 30.04.2021
Geoscientists Call for Action on Tackling Racial Inequity
An article published has highlighted the shocking under-representation of students from ethnic minority backgrounds in the Geosciences.

Earth Sciences - 22.04.2021
UCL students explore ancient rocks in virtual reality
UCL Earth Sciences students, unable to take part in their normal field-based classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are instead using virtual reality headsets to learn about Britain's oldest rocks from northwest Scotland.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2021

Earth Sciences - 11.03.2021
Opinion: why we need to look back thousands of years to get better at predicting earthquakes
Ten years on from the earthquake which caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Dr Joanna Faure Walker (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) discusses the need for using geological data to help predict where earthquakes may happen in the future.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.01.2021
Wetland methane cycling increased during ancient global warming event
New research provides a stark warning of the need to address emissions from one of the most potent greenhouse gases - methane. Wetland methane cycling increased during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago and could foreshadow changes the methane cycle will experience in the future, according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

Health - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2020
Opinion: How England’s complicated political geography is confusing coronavirus rules
The UK's geographical units were designed by different bodies for different purposes, meaning splitting the country into areas in order to apply different Covid-19 restrictions isn't as straightforward as it initially seems, explains Professor James Cheshire (UCL Geography).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.10.2020
University of Glasgow joins SCCS partnership in climate action
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK's largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted r

Earth Sciences - Event - 01.10.2020

Earth Sciences - 18.09.2020
Olympic costs are comparable to ’deep disasters’ like pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis and war
New University of Oxford research reveals the causes of the consistently spiralling cost overruns associated with the Olympic Games and proposes that cities avoid hosting them altogether.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 12.08.2020
Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales
A recent study, led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 08.07.2020
Engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal’s future generations from earthquakes
In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.06.2020
Opinion: Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation and mass slavery
Professor Mark Maslin and Professor Simon Lewis (both UCL Geography) write about how colonisation marks the beginning of the Anthropocene, and how the origins of racism and climate emergency share common causes.

Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Earth Sciences - 18.05.2020
Researchers to study ’DNA’ of Earth’s interior
An ambitious project set-up to map conditions underneath the surface of the Earth in unprecedented detail has been launched by scientists. Combining state-of-the-art technology with the latest high-performance computing, a UK team led by researchers at Cardiff University are aiming to create the very first 4D maps of the Earth's mantle - a huge layer of slowly moving rock that sits beneath our surface.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.04.2020
Analysis: Seabed fossils show the ocean is undergoing a change not seen for 10,000 years
Dr Peter Spooner (UCL Earth Sciences) shares what his team's study of deep-sea fossils reveals about the changes in ocean circulation, and how that has affected ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in ocean circulation may have caused a shift in Atlantic Ocean ecosystems not seen for the past 10,000 years, new analysis of deep-sea fossils has revealed.
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