Clean energy transitions in a global economy

Addressing climate change effectively requires making low-carbon technologies competitive against existing fossil-fuel based energy technologies. Bargaining over policies to promote clean energy is often as a domestic issue, pitting interest groups against each another as they vie to shape national polices.…


Editors in Action: Q&A with Geological Magazine Board Member Dr. Jacqueline Halpin

Dr. Jacqueline Halpin is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Adjunct Researcher in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania.…


A Snowball’s Chance in Hell? Can Business Interests End Global Warming?

In 2011, I published an article titled “From Foe to Friend? Business, the Tipping Point and U.S. Climate Politics” in the journal Business & Politics.…


Unlocking records for North American climate change from 450 million year old teeth

Can tiny fossilized teeth from a prehistoric animal most closely resembling a lamprey provide crucial information about climatic change from over 450 million years ago?…


Marine protected areas and marine spatial planning for the benefit of marine mammals

The world’s oceans that make up more than 70% of the earth’s surface face a wide range of human pressures. This applies particularly to the coastal zone, where marine mammal communities in almost 50% of the world’s coastal waters are considered at high-risk.…


Tornadoes, Fire and Ice

Listening to tornadoes to increase warning times and save lives, studying the effect of ice on the combustion of oil spills, and investigating how sea ice affects our climate – discover the latest research in Fluid Dynamics.…


CO2 beneath our feet

Climate change is currently one of the biggest threats to human existence. Carbon sequestration – the storage of CO2 underground – is one innovative method that could help to reduce the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and ultimately save the human species.…


Demand for wild bear bile in Vietnam is not satisfied by commercially farmed alternatives

For the past 20 years in Vietnam, thousands of bears have been held in cages up and down the country so that bile, extracted directly from a bear’s gallbladder, can supply the Traditional Asian Medicine market.…


Storing Energy: The race for sustainable solutions

One of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector is how to store our energy when it’s not being used so that we can satisfy the peaks and troughs of our daily energy demands.…


Bioinspiration, underwater sniffing, and mixing toothpaste

Learn how termites are inspiring new building designs, how the star-nosed mole can sniff underwater, and what goes into making your toothpaste!…


Pardon the disruption: how perovskites have made their mark in solar

New research published in MRS Bulletin explores how materials researchers are flocking to the field of Perovskites as a way to meaningfully impact the solar energy market and energy consumption at large. Watch our video introduction and read the paper for free!


Political Control and Policymaking Uncertainty in Environmental Justice Policies

Inequities in the enforcement of environmental regulations are an important problem, as a number of studies show that ethnic minorities and low-income citizens are likely to suffer disproportionately from the effects of toxic waste, and air and water pollution.  In response to this problem, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898 in February, 1994 which required all federal agencies to consider “disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations” when writing new regulatory rules.…