Antarctic ice shelves at risk of fracturing
Study says their disintegration could lead to sea-level rise.
The ice shelves ringing Antarctica are vulnerable if rising temperatures drive melt water into the numerous fractures...
Leaves long left alone have story to tell
Rare fossils may indicate patterns of future greening.
Scientists studying leaves from a 23-million-year-old New Zealand forest have linked high levels of atmospheric carbo...
Ozone increasing in areas where it wasn’t
Airline data help researchers track trends over two decades.
Ozone levels in the lowest part of the atmosphere have increased across the Northern Hemisphere over the past 20 year...
Machine learning finds quake origin signatures
Historical seismic data may help understand future timing.
Combing through historical seismic data with a machine learning model, US researchers have unearthed distinct statist...
Alfred Wegener and the continental drift
Astronomer’s geological theory didn’t please everyone.
The Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog recently featured a story headlined “8 Surprising Facts About Marie Th...
Uncovering the ocean’s ‘invisible’ plastic
Researchers make a depressing tour of the Atlantic.
There is at least 10 times more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than previously thought, researchers say, and that’s on...
Big carbon gains from restoring forests
Sabah study shows degraded doesn’t mean lost.
We’re learning more and more about what’s happening in the world’s tropical forests, and the news usually isn’t good....
Citizen science vital in bushfire recovery
Participation and enthusiasm bring tangible results.
By Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and CSIRO's Erin Roger Following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, many people...
A new way to analyse old things
Researchers unveil updated method of carbon dating.
By Chris Turney, Alan Hogg, Paula J Reimer and Tim Heaton Geological and archaeological records offer important in...
Tropical soils linked to carbon emissions
They’re more sensitive to warming than we thought.
Scientists continue to unravel the feedback loops caused by global warming, a major one being the soil’s release of c...
Limited climate impact from fighting COVID-19
Study sees potential in behaviour change, however.
COVID-19 has caused people to greatly cut back on travel, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and other pla...
Tracking the birth of a supercontinent
Scientists find some old and intriguing clues.
By Huaiyu Yuan, Macquarie University Far beneath the city of Dongshen in northern China, we have discovered what m...