Science & Environment


Earthquakes of the delta: river avulsions

Earthquakes of the delta: river avulsions

ByGeographical StaffJul 1, 2022
The first global dataset of river avulsions reveals much about these dramatic events which happen more often than understood
The 10 largest marine protected areas

The 10 largest marine protected areas

ByGeographical StaffJun 23, 2022
There is a growing campaign for more than 30 per cent of our ocean to be safeguarded as Marine Protected Areas
Searching for evidence of the Anthropocene

Searching for evidence of the Anthropocene

ByBryony CottamJun 21, 2022
One of 12 new sites will be chosen to define a new geological age, the Anthropocene
Groundbreaking discovery suggests some earthquakes alter tectonic plates

Groundbreaking discovery suggests some earthquakes alter tectonic plates

ByBryony CottamJun 19, 2022
New research into earthquakes suggests that they are both affected by and affect tectonic plates, suggesting a two-way relationship
Water scarcity in Africa a ‘myth’

Water scarcity in Africa a ‘myth’

ByBryony CottamJun 19, 2022
Researchers debunk the myth that water in Africa is scarce, blaming poor management of existing reserves instead
Children of the Marquesas Islands are inspiring a new approach to marine conservation

Children of the Marquesas Islands are inspiring a new approach to marine conservation

Photographer Laurent Weyl travels to the Marquesas Islands to meet the children who are leading a new approach in marine conservation
Iceberg towing: a bizarre ‘solution’ to the freshwater crisis

Iceberg towing: a bizarre ‘solution’ to the freshwater crisis

Welcome to the bizarre world of iceberg towing, where some people are convinced that it could alleviate the world’s freshwater crises
Farming seaweed in UK waters for a sustainable future

Farming seaweed in UK waters for a sustainable future

ByBryony CottamJun 9, 2022
A growing industry is taking sustainable seaweed farming to new depths on a Pembrokeshire farm, using innovative techniques
Biggest earthquake: the 10 largest recorded

Biggest earthquake: the 10 largest recorded

ByGeographical StaffMay 27, 2022
The biggest recorded earthquake tipped 9.5. Here are the ten earthquakes with the largest magnitudes ever recorded
Retired schoolteacher Niwat Roykaew wins the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize

Retired schoolteacher Niwat Roykaew wins the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize

ByBryony CottamMay 26, 2022
Retired Thai schoolteacher turned river protector Niwat Roykaew campaigned tirelessly to safeguard the mighty Mekong River
Pollution in Antarctica is accelerating snowmelt

Pollution in Antarctica is accelerating snowmelt

ByGeographical StaffMay 17, 2022
Soot pollution caused by tourism and scientific research stations on Antarctica is a growing problem speeding up snowmelt
Desert dunes breathe as they ‘inhale’ air

Desert dunes breathe as they ‘inhale’ air

ByGeographical StaffMay 17, 2022
Study into how deserts form shows how microbes can live deep inside arid sand dunes as air seeps deep inside them
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