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An international expedition aims to better understand seismic activity through samples collected from one of the most geologically active areas in Europe. [more]

Past mass extinctions may have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, according to a new study. [more]

Martyn Chipperfield writes for The Conversation on how the 30-year-old ozone layer treaty Montreal Protocol is so successful it is now taking on Climate Change. The 1987 treaty that stopped the pollution causing a hole in the...[more]

New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. [more]

The mass movement of humans and animals is significantly affecting the distribution of essential microorganisms, scientists warn. [more]

The UK’s 50 largest cities could save £7 billion annually and create over 90,000 years’ worth of extra employment by adopting simple measures to cut their energy use and counter climate change.[more]

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity, and the field of conservation needs to consider them seriously, researchers have warned.According to a new study, by academics at the University of Leeds and...[more]

Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study. [more]

The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the size of London broke free earlier this month. Since the 12 July 2017 breakaway Dr Anna Hogg, from the Institute for...[more]

The School of Earth and Environment (SEE) is joining forces with the British Geological Survey (BGS) through a new partnership that enhances the abilities of both parties to tackle questions around critical global challenges,...[more]