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Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.07.2024
Groundwater is key to protecting global ecosystems
Groundwater is key to protecting global ecosystems
A first-of-its-kind map of groundwater-dependent ecosystems has been developed by an international team of scientists. From desert springs, mountain meadows and streams to coastal wetlands and forests, the interactive resource maps these diverse ecosystems globally, offering insights into their protection status and how they overlap with human communities.

Campus - Earth Sciences - 17.07.2024
Appointment of new Executive Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences and Health

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.07.2024
Analysis: The Atlantic Gulf Stream was unexpectedly strong during the last ice age
Analysis: The Atlantic Gulf Stream was unexpectedly strong during the last ice age
Writing in The Conversation, Professors Mark Maslin, David Thornalley and Dr Jack Wharton's (UCL Geography) new research has found the Gulf Stream, which carries warm water northwards through the Atlantic, was stronger and deeper 20,000 years ago than it is today. Twenty thousand years ago the world was locked into  a great ice age.

Earth Sciences - 01.07.2024
Team records ground shaking at Taylor Swift concerts
Team records ground shaking at Taylor Swift concerts
UCL geophysicists installed nine seismometers around Wembley Park ahead of Taylor Swift's first Eras concerts in London and found that the opening night performance of 'Love Story' produced the strongest ground tremors.

Psychology - Earth Sciences - 04.06.2024
Public event set to help Glaswegians see the light of solstice
As the longest day of the year approaches on June 20th, researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking ahead to the mental and physical challenges that people in Scotland can face as light diminishes after the summer solstice.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.05.2024
Moss ’speed bumps’ to prevent flooding in latest phase of Kinder Scout peatland restoration
National Trust rangers planting Sphagnum moss at Kinder Scout, Derbyshire - credit National Trust Images, Paul Harris The latest restoration project builds on findings gained in a study carried out by

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.05.2024
Our new study may warn us of future climate tipping points
Professor Mark Maslin's (UCL Geography) research reveals that before northern Africa dried out, its climate "flickered" between two stable climatic states. In The Conversation he urges us to look out for signals of future climate tipping points. Around five and half millenia ago, northern Africa went through a dramatic transformation.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.05.2024
Clone of Comment: Walking in African cities can be a miserable experience
Professor Mark Maslin's (UCL Geography) research reveals that before northern Africa dried out, its climate "flickered" between two stable climatic states. In The Conversation he urges us to look out for signals of future climate tipping points. Around five and half millenia ago, northern Africa went through a dramatic transformation.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.04.2024
European team investigates how to govern solar radiation modification research
European team investigates how to govern solar radiation modification research
A three-year project involving UCL researchers will examine the principles and guidelines for responsible research into solar radiation modification (SRM) - a controversial idea to limit climate change by reducing how much sunlight reaches the Earth's surface.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 08.04.2024
Unlocking the Scientific Secrets of the Solar Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, a remarkable natural phenomenon will captivate the world - a total solar eclipse.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 28.03.2024
Astronomer talks through upcoming Total Solar Eclipse to mark Global Astronomy Month

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.03.2024
Opinion: Redwood trees are growing almost as fast in the UK as their Californian cousins - new study
Opinion: Redwood trees are growing almost as fast in the UK as their Californian cousins - new study
Giant sequoia trees are becoming a resilient part of our landscape with an estimated half a million sequoias (wild and planted) in England, writes Professor Mat Disney (UCL Geography) in The Conversation.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.03.2024
Giant sequoias are a rapidly growing feature of the UK landscape
Giant sequoias are a rapidly growing feature of the UK landscape
Imported giant sequoia trees are well adapted to the UK, growing at rates close to their native ranges and capturing large amounts of carbon during their long lives, finds a new study led by UCL researchers with colleagues at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.03.2024
Analysis: What the Anthropocene’s critics overlook and why it should be a new geological epoch

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.03.2024
Cardiff joins £2.6 million centre to train new generation of mineral resources experts
Cardiff joins £2.6 million centre to train new generation of mineral resources experts

Earth Sciences - 21.02.2024
Racial disparities in the application of welfare sanctions in England
Ethnic minority claimants living in rural areas of England are more likely to face sanctions when claiming Jobseeker's Allowance compared to their White counterparts. Academics from Cardiff University used Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) data to analyse the total number of sanction and referral decisions made in each local authority (LA) for different ethnic groups over a period of seven years.

Earth Sciences - 14.02.2024
Construction shortcuts and deficient buildings main cause of casualties in Türkiye-Syria earthquakes
Construction shortcuts and deficient buildings main cause of casualties in Türkiye-Syria earthquakes
Flaws in planning, design and construction processes that ignored established best practices were the root causes of most injuries and deaths in last year's Türkiye-Syria earthquakes, according to a new report by an international team, led by UCL and the University of Cambridge.

Earth Sciences - 13.02.2024
Bodleian’s Nick Millea wins Royal Scottish Geographical Society Award

Earth Sciences - 02.02.2024
CDT Annual Away Days
CDT Annual Away Days

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.01.2024
Spotlight on... Helen Czerski
Spotlight on... Helen Czerski

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.01.2024
Analysis: Humans are depleting groundwater worldwide, but there are ways to replenish it
Analysis: Humans are depleting groundwater worldwide, but there are ways to replenish it
Richard Taylor (UCL Geography) explains how vital it is to monitor groundwater levels and the importance of accurate groundwater level information for local communities and businesses, in The Conversation. If you stand at  practically any point on Earth , there is water moving through the ground beneath your feet.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2024
TARGET: a £2.6m centre to train new generation of mineral resources experts

Earth Sciences - Environment - 08.01.2024
Team to investigate icebergs breaking off Antarctica ice shelf
Team to investigate icebergs breaking off Antarctica ice shelf
A team of scientists from UCL, the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are studying the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica to unravel the mysteries behind the calving processes that result in the formation of colossal icebergs.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.12.2023
Analysis: Climate change: if warming approaches 2°C, a trickle of extinctions will become a flood

Earth Sciences - Physics - 29.11.2023
Prestigious medal for University of Glasgow planetary scientist

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.11.2023
Relying too much on CO2 removal is 'likely inconsistent with international law'
Relying too much on CO2 removal is ’likely inconsistent with international law’
Governments that over-rely on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to meet their climate targets may be breaching international law, says a new study.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 31.10.2023
Meet new staff member Damien Freitas
Meet new staff member Damien Freitas

Earth Sciences - 17.10.2023
Tornadoes in the UK are surprisingly common and no one knows why
David Schultz , University of Manchester A small tornado recently passed through the town of Littlehampton on England's south coast.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.09.2023
Drier savannas and grasslands store more climate-buffering carbon than previously thought
Drier savannas and grasslands store more climate-buffering carbon than previously thought
Savannas and grasslands in drier climates around the world store more carbon than scientists previously thought and are helping to slow the rate of climate warming, according to a new study. Because drier savannas are more sensitive to changes in fires, the decreases in burned area in those ecosystems has resulted in soils storing more carbon than they are releasing Adam Pellegrini The study estimates that soils in savanna-grassland regions worldwide have gained 640 million metric tons of stored carbon over the past two decades.

Earth Sciences - 12.09.2023
How earthquakes happen - and why Morocco was hit harder
How earthquakes happen - and why Morocco was hit harder

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 07.09.2023
Spotlight on... Liz Mooney
Spotlight on... Liz Mooney

Earth Sciences - 05.09.2023
University of Glasgow set to host conference on historic Indonesian stone inscriptions

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2023
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum in northwest Scotland are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars. It's amazing to think that somewhere right here in the UK might be able to tell us something about the geology of a different planet Helen Williams A group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have this week been collecting samples of rock from the NatureScot National Nature Reserve (NNR) as part of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-s Mars Sample Return Program.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2023
Rum rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 27.07.2023
Researcher awarded £1m for magma-mapping

Earth Sciences - 27.07.2023
Opinion: Vacations as we know it are over

Earth Sciences - 14.07.2023
Manchester MScs win EAGE Laurie Dake Challenge 2023

Earth Sciences - Event - 23.06.2023
Oxford University’s volcanic research showcased at Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition
University of Oxford researchers are looking forward to engaging thousands of members of the public with their leading research on volcanic eruptions, plus the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 25.04.2023
Using artificial intelligence to create a tsunami early warning system
Using artificial intelligence to create a tsunami early warning system
An early warning system that quickly classifies submarine earthquakes and determines the risk of tsunami events has been developed by scientists at Cardiff University.

Computer Science - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2023
University of Glasgow joins new Turing University Network

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.04.2023
Medieval monks accidentally recorded some of history's biggest volcanic eruptions
Medieval monks accidentally recorded some of history’s biggest volcanic eruptions
By observing the night sky, medieval monks unwittingly recorded some of history's largest volcanic eruptions, according to a new analysis of 12th and 13th century European and Middle Eastern chronicles. An international team, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, drew on readings of medieval texts, along with ice core and tree ring data, to accurately date some of the biggest volcanic eruptions the world has ever seen.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.04.2023
European PhD students set to gather for geothermal energy conference

Earth Sciences - Environment - 23.03.2023
Feature: UCL leads first expedition to remote island's lava lake
Feature: UCL leads first expedition to remote island’s lava lake
A team led by Dr Emma Nicholson climbed the summit of an active volcano on a remote, sub-Antarctic island, confirming the existence of a lava lake within its crater. Now they're back, analysing their data to better understand volcanoes and their environmental impacts. Mount Michael is a volcano shrouded in mystery.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.02.2023
A looming water crisis at the world's highest glacier
A looming water crisis at the world’s highest glacier
Climate change is hitting the hardest in the world's mountain ranges. We learn how Leeds glaciologist Professor Duncan Quincey is helping locals at the world's highest glacier.

Earth Sciences - 27.01.2023
Opinion: Somaliland's oil find could reset the regional balance - here's how
Opinion: Somaliland’s oil find could reset the regional balance - here’s how

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.01.2023
Opinion: Cornwall space launch - Environmental cost of rocket launches is large even when they fail
Opinion: Cornwall space launch - Environmental cost of rocket launches is large even when they fail

Earth Sciences - 17.01.2023
Deep-sea devices 'hear' earthquakes, singing whales and an exploding ship
Deep-sea devices ’hear’ earthquakes, singing whales and an exploding ship
Explosions from a sinking ship are among the unexpected sounds detected by 50 highly sensitive seismometers placed on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean as part of an international collaboration led by UCL researcher Professor Ana Ferreira. The seismometers, which have now been collected after spending a year at the bottom of the ocean, record the Earth's ground motions on the sea floor and thus capture the Earth's "pulse".

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 13.01.2023
Dr Rhian Jones wins 2023 Royal Astronomical Society Price Medal
Dr Rhian Jones wins 2023 Royal Astronomical Society Price Medal

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2022
Analysis: Earthshot Prize - five winners that will help solve major environmental problems
Analysis: Earthshot Prize - five winners that will help solve major environmental problems

History / Archeology - Earth Sciences - 22.11.2022
Feature: Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea
Feature: Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea
A UCL-led team of archaeologists found spear tips and other stone tools that have been submerged under the English Channel since the last ice age, providing new clues about our Neanderthal past.
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