Mariana Trench: Don Walsh's son repeats historic ocean dive

Sixty years after his father did it first, Kelly Walsh dives to the deepest point in Earth's oceans.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science oceans pacific-ocean

Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth

Some locations on Earth, such as the UK, will be pictured at high resolution up to 12 times a day.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration earth-observation

Project seeks 4D view of Earth's mantle

UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology

Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science canada space-exploration european-space-agency greenhouse-gas-emissions earth-observation

Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings

The North Magnetic Pole has been racing across the top of the world, from Canada towards Siberia.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology canada space-exploration european-space-agency

High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science pollution plastic plastic-pollution oceans

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic space-exploration meteorites asteroids

Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic oceans icebergs

Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology earthquakes indonesia oceans tsunamis falkland-islands

Space radar movies track motion on Earth's surface

Finnish satellite operator Iceye makes movies of activity on the ground through cloud and at night.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration finland earth-observation

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