There was rainforest near the South Pole
90-million-year-old evidence of much warmer times.
German and British scientists have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole from ...
Your backyard could reduce global warming
Gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, study finds.
Australian researchers found during an extreme heatwave that backyard gardens lowered land surface temperatures by fi...
Earth’s tilt angle trigger for ending ice ages
Analysis of global glaciations confirms its significance.
International research covering the past million years of global glaciations shows that small changes in the tilt of ...
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
Study finds large ecosystems collapse more quickly.
Vast, rich ecosystems that have existed for millennia could collapse in less than a human lifetime, according to a st...
Lava flows tell story of biodiversity loss
Researchers uncover human impact on the forests of Réunion.
There’s quite a story to be told on the slopes of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, if you’re game to look. ...
Solar System controls the carbon cycle
And it has done throughout Earth's history.
An international scientific team says it can shed fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting globa...
Glacier shows evidence of Industrial Revolution
Study reveals human impact long before people arrived.
Humans had an impact on the Himalayas long before a person ever set foot on them, research suggests. A new study, pu...
Expedition reveals the violent birth of Zealandia
Earth’s hidden continent was shaped by two tectonic events.
Three years ago, the identification of Zealandia as a continent made global headlines. Now, newly published results f...
Sand dunes play a team game
They communicate, which is why they don’t collide.
Sand dunes are able to “communicate” with each other to avoid colliding, according to new research. It may not be co...
Greenland Ice Sheet melting top and bottom
Warm water finding its way underneath, research shows.
Late last year studies revealed that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting much faster than previously thought, and that...
Here’s what’s below an unstable glacier
Robot gathers information at the grounding line.
Scientists have taken a close-up look at the foundations of one of the most unstable glaciers in Antarctica. Using...
Bushfires release mercury stored in plants
The risk and impact are greatest in contaminated areas.
Climate change and bushfire may exacerbate recent mercury pollution and increase exposure to the poisonous neurotoxin...