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Earth Sciences - 19.12.2016
Santa Maria - the incredible rising island
Santa Maria - the incredible rising island
We know that since Charles Darwin's time. Based on observations made during the Beagle's voyage, he correctly formulated that sinking islands start to be fringed by rings of coral reefs, leading to atoll formation.

Earth Sciences - 14.12.2016
£650k to study earthquake ruptures in clay-rich fault zones
Researchers from the School of Environmental Sciences have been awarded over £650,000 by the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) to study the behaviour of earthquake ruptures in clay-rich fault zones. They will use laboratory experiments and data modelling to investigate the conditions under which earthquake ruptures travel through 'creeping' faults, which are typically found in clay-rich fault gouges.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 12.12.2016
Scientist uses NASA/US Geological Survey satellite to map movements of Greenland glaciers
Scientist uses NASA/US Geological Survey satellite to map movements of Greenland glaciers
Glaciers and ice sheets move in unique and sometimes surprising patterns, as evidenced by a new capability that uses satellite images to map the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.

Earth Sciences - Architecture - 09.12.2016
Research Images as Art: winners announced
Research Images as Art: winners announced

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 09.12.2016
Round and round the world we go
Round and round the world we go

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.12.2016
Geomorphological science can help mitigate severe storm and flood damage
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK's Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-lead

Earth Sciences - 01.12.2016
Triple double decker dinosaur coming to Nottingham!
One of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have walked the Earth will be making an appearance at The Dinosaurs of China exhibition which is taking place at Wollaton Hall and the University's Lakeside Arts in summer 2017.

Event - Earth Sciences - 24.11.2016
Schlumberger Award for groundbreaking earth scientist

Earth Sciences - 21.11.2016
'Invisibility cloaks' for buildings could protect them from earthquakes
’Invisibility cloaks’ for buildings could protect them from earthquakes
Researchers are developing large structures inspired by 'cloaking' materials for sound and light, which can offer protection against seismic waves.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 08.11.2016
Massive 'lake' discovered under South American volcano that could unlock why and how volcanoes erupt
Massive ’lake’ discovered under South American volcano that could unlock why and how volcanoes erupt
Scientists from the University of Bristol and partner universities in Germany, France, Canada and Wales, have discovered a huge magmatic lake, 15 kilometres below a dormant volcano in Bolivia, South America. The body of water - which is dissolved into partially molten rock at a temperature of almost 1,000 degrees Celsius - is the equivalent to what is found in some of the world's giant freshwater lakes, such as Lake Superior.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 08.11.2016
Opinion: How the UK and India can lead the development of ecologically smart cities
Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned about water management in Nepal and India can guide how cities can be made "ecologically smart".

Earth Sciences - Economics - 04.11.2016
World's 'most powerful' energy leader talks oil, crises and science at Imperial
World’s ’most powerful’ energy leader talks oil, crises and science at Imperial
The Chair of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Mr Ali Al-Naimi, visited Imperial yesterday, meeting Saudi students and academics.

Earth Sciences - 04.11.2016
Volcanology research boosted by new scholarship in memory of Bristol graduate
Volcanology research boosted by new scholarship in memory of Bristol graduate
The legacy of a University of Bristol graduate will continue in the form of a new scholarship, designed to help Ethiopian people better understand the threat volcanoes pose to life, livelihood and the landscape.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.11.2016
Arctic sea ice loss linked to personal CO2 emissions
Arctic sea ice loss linked to personal CO2 emissions
Three square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappears for every tonne of carbon dioxide a person emits, wherever they are on the planet, according to new UCL research. The rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice is one of the most direct indicators of the ongoing climate change on Earth. The newly discovered linear relationship helps us understand our personal contribution to global climate change for the first time and highlights the importance of lowering emissions to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 28.10.2016
Orientale crater formed on the Moon billions of years ago
Orientale crater formed on the Moon billions of years ago
Scientists have simulated the conditions that formed a huge bullseye-shaped crater on the Moon, called Orientale. The Orientale impact basin is located on the Moon's south western region, or the left-hand edge as seen from Earth. It is made up of concentric rings that resemble a bullseye pattern. At over 900 kilometres across and with an age of approximately 3.8 billion years, Orientale is one of the largest, the youngest and the best preserved example of what scientists call a multi-ring basin.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 19.10.2016
Imperial alumnus discusses rise and fall of ancient dinosaur-eating crocodiles
Fearsome ancient dinosaur-devouring crocodiles thrived on Earth until changes in the sea level affected their habitats, says an Imperial alumnus.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.10.2016
‘Time machine’ study warns of long-term dangers of ocean acidification
New research into the effects of ocean acidification suggests that, while marine organisms may be able to cope with the effects of climate change in the short term, the biological cost of doing so may be too high to guarantee long-term survival. Dr Nick Kamenos discusses his research In a new paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of scientists from the Universities of Glasgow, California Santa Cruz, Stanford and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn describe how they studied crustose coralline algae clustered around undersea volcanic vents in Ischia, Italy.

Earth Sciences - 06.10.2016
Uranium levels in deep sea coral reveal new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated
Uranium levels in deep sea coral reveal new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated
Scientists examining naturally occurring uranium levels in ancient deep sea corals have discovered new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated during the last major deglaciation on Earth. The research, carried out by a team from the universities of Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Colgate University, has been published in Science this week.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 06.10.2016
New species of Jurassic reptile identified from skeletal remains on display in Bristol
New species of Jurassic reptile identified from skeletal remains on display in Bristol
A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains which have been on display at the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences for many years.

History / Archeology - Earth Sciences - 05.10.2016
King's announces new exhibition: Traces of War
26 October - 18 December 2016 King's College London, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing Admission is free Traces of War is a new exhibition from King's College London.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 26.09.2016
Ancestor of arthropods had the mouth of a penis worm
Ancestor of arthropods had the mouth of a penis worm
Fresh evidence from a series of expeditions to North Greenland have led palaeontologists to solve an age-old mystery about a distinctive group of arthropods.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 23.09.2016
Link between Texas earthquakes and wastewater injection
A study by the University of Liverpool and Arizona State University has found strong evidence of a link between wastewater disposal and earthquakes in Texas. Researchers studied four high-volume wells used for disposing wastewater, located near the epicentre of an earthquake, which occurred in 2012 in the city of Timpson, Texas.

Earth Sciences - Administration - 22.09.2016
’Extreme sleepover #18’ - rebuilding earthquake-shattered Christchurch
Kristen MacAskill describes how an earthquake in her hometown served to influence her career as an engineer.

Earth Sciences - Event - 13.09.2016
UAV high-altitude atmospheric sampling wins UK engineering prize
UAV high-altitude atmospheric sampling wins UK engineering prize

Earth Sciences - 13.09.2016
Magma accumulation highlights growing threat from Japanese volcano
Magma accumulation highlights growing threat from Japanese volcano
A research team led by the University of Bristol has found magma build-up beneath Japan's Aira caldera and Sakurajima volcano may indicate a growing threat to Kagoshima city and its 600,000 inhabitants. The team was headed by Drs James Hickey and Joachim Gottsmann from the Volcanology Research Group at the School of Earth Sciences.

Event - Earth Sciences - 12.09.2016
Lasker Award for Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe
The normal flow of air high up in the atmosphere over the equator, known as the quasi-biennial oscillation, was seen to break down earlier this year.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.09.2016
Unprecedented atmospheric behaviour disrupts one of Earth’s most regular climate cycles
The normal flow of air high up in the atmosphere over the equator, known as the quasi-biennial oscillation, was seen to break down earlier this year.

Earth Sciences - Economics - 08.09.2016
Jurassic terror is coming to Nottingham
One of the most terrifying dinosaurs of the Jurassic age is coming to Nottingham next summer. Standing 3 metres high and over 7 metres long, the fearsome Sinraptor used its long legs and sharp claws to move quickly through the undergrowth to catch unsuspecting prey.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 06.09.2016
Tracing Panama’s geological footprints
It sits at the junction between two continents, separates two vast oceans and has a significant effect on global ocean currents and the climate across Northern Hemisphere.

Earth Sciences - 02.09.2016
Great Fire of London - what impact did it have on the city?

Earth Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 26.08.2016
University plays key role in telling the story of the North

Earth Sciences - 16.08.2016
Schools in the South-East of England dominate access to Oxbridge
Elite state schools in London and the South-East of England have become 'feeder schools' to Oxbridge, increasing inequality in access to England's top universities, according to new research by a King's PhD student.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 11.08.2016
Lessons for conservation
Scientists battling to fight a lethal amphibian disease on two Caribbean islands have witnessed what is believed to be one of the fastest species-wide declines ever recorded for any animal - pushing a critically endangered frog species towards the verge of extinction. Chytridiomycosis (chytrid) is already responsible for devastating hundreds of amphibian species worldwide.

Mechanical Engineering - Earth Sciences - 09.08.2016
Motorways reveal evidence of massive tropical storms 200 million years ago
Motorways reveal evidence of massive tropical storms 200 million years ago
Research on rocks beneath one of the West Country's busiest motorway junctions has revealed unexpected evidence of major flooding events across southern England millions of years ago.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 03.08.2016
Red gene? in birds and turtles suggests dinosaurs had bird-like colour vision
A gene for red colour vision that originated in the reptile lineage around 250m years ago has resulted in the bright red bird feathers and 'painted' turtles we see today, and may be evidence that dinosaurs could see as many shades of red as birds - and perhaps even displayed more red than we might think.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.07.2016
Earth, wind and flyer: the moves of Disco Tony and friends
Disco Tony has travelled over 5,000 miles. He is grey with a yellow ring around his eyes. He is a cuckoo, but not just any cuckoo.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.07.2016
Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
The build-up of magma six kilometres below El Salvador's Ilopango caldera means the capital city of San Salvador may be at risk from future eruptions, University of Bristol researchers have found. A caldera is a large cauldron-like volcanic depression or crater, formed by the collapse of an emptied magma chamber.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 21.07.2016
New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education appointed

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 01.07.2016
NASA studies Martian sand dunes named in honour of Imperial leading light
NASA studies Martian sand dunes named in honour of Imperial leading light
NASA discovers more about Mars' ancient atmosphere by studying a dune system, which is named in honour of an Imperial Fellow. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission is a long-term effort by NASA to robotically explore Mars. As part of the mission a car-sized roving laboratory called Curiosity is travelling across Mars' Gale Crater and steadily climbing up the side of Mount Sharp, located at its centre.

Earth Sciences - Computer Science - 01.07.2016
Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air
Vital to many modern technologies yet mined in few  places, the 'rare earth elements' are in fact not that rare - they are just difficult to find in concentrations that make them economic to mine.

Earth Sciences - 01.07.2016
Chasing the volcano
In 2014, Cambridge researchers monitored a series of seismic shocks which preceded Iceland's biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years.

Earth Sciences - 29.06.2016
Our ancestors evolved faster after dinosaur extinction
Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to UCL researchers. The team found the speed of evolution of placental mammals - a group that today includes nearly 5000 species including humans - was constant before the extinction event but exploded after, resulting in the varied groups of mammals we see today.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 28.06.2016
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber
Two new specimens of tiny bird wings trapped in amber from rocks have been uncovered in China. The fossil wings seem to have come from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of tropical trees 100 million years ago. Thousands of remarkable fossil birds from the time of the dinosaurs have been uncovered in China.

Earth Sciences - Administration - 27.06.2016
Opinion: What Brexit means for UK science: a view from the coalface
Simon Redfern (Department of Earth Sciences) discusses how Brexit may impact EU research opportunities and funding in the UK.

Event - Earth Sciences - 23.06.2016
King's Geographer wins prestigious ESRC Impact Champion Prize

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2016
Largest assessment of Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems gets underway
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have joined forces with teams across 10 European countries, the USA, and Canada to undertake the largest and most ambitious assessment of deep-sea Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken. With support from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 funding programme, the ¤9 million ATLAS (A trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-sea ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe) project, launched this week in Scotland, marking the beginning of a series of expeditions involving at least 25 research cruises over the next four years.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2016
When Britain was fringed by tropical seas
When Britain was fringed by tropical seas
A team from the University of Bristol has shed new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding Britain at the start of the age of the dinosaurs. Some 210 million years ago, Britain consisted of many islands, surrounded by warm seas. Europe at the time lay farther south, at latitudes equivalent to North Africa today.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.06.2016
Opinion: Droughts and floods: India’s water crises demand more than grand projects
Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discusses ways of dealing with the crisis affecting India's water resources.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2016
Indonesian forest fires caused largest increase in atmospheric CO2 since measurements began
Last year's extensive forest fires in Southeast Asia, most notably Indonesia, were responsible for the highest levels of atmospheric CO2 emissions ever measured, according to research published today from King's College London.

Health - Earth Sciences - 27.05.2016
Transforming lives in southern Africa