Seismic stress in America
New map shows all the faults and pressure points.
This is a new map of the (non-political) tectonic stresses acting on North America. Created by researchers from St...
Small habitats matter for biodiversity
Study informs global conservation efforts.
With the planet’s biodiversity crisis putting up to half a million species at risk of extinction, conservationists ar...
Kīlauea got wet, then went off
Scientists suggest rainfall activated a volcanic eruption.
The dramatic eruption of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano in 2018 was likely activated by extreme rainfall, according to new ...
A craton's clues to Earth's moving plates
Studies in Australia push the date back to 3.2 billion years.
New research suggests plate tectonics may have been well under way on Earth more than 3.2 billion years ago, adding a...
Ten ‘catastrophic’ threats to our survival
Commission for the Human Future calls for change.
The current pandemic may have shifted our focus, but we cannot ignore ten “catastrophic and existential” threats to h...
Biologists test the waters off Japan
Study looks at impact of carbon dioxide on marine habitats.
New international research has highlighted the risk rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and subsequent ...
Good news for coral reef conservation
Study points way to effective marine reserve management.
Amidst all the bad news about coral reef bleaching, an international team has shed light on what conservation measure...
Putting drought in the spotlight
Drying planet is a growing problem to be taken seriously.
Of all the natural disasters, droughts strike right at the heart of life itself – no human, animal or plant can survi...
Simulated Mars, real food waste
Researcher learns about lunch and leftovers on the Red Planet.
As a food waste researcher, I’m interested in how humans prepare food, eat and manage leftovers. This interest is not...
Missing climate targets could cost trillions
But global cooperation would be profitable for all, report suggests.
If nations don’t meet their current goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the global economy could lose around...
The warming of Australian estuaries
Rate of change has economic and environmental implications.
Estuaries on the southeast coast of Australia are warming at twice the rate of oceans and the atmosphere, according t...
More signs of pressure on our environment
New threats to biodiversity and the role of mature trees.
This dynamic map shows a high emissions scenario for greenhouse gases. Brighter colours indicate a higher proportion ...