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lava fields

The greening of planet Earth

19 February 2018

First land plants developed on Earth much earlier than fossil records suggest, new study shows

Liverwort plant

Complex plants were first to conquer land

16 February 2018

Surprising new findings suggest a complete rethink of the evolution of land plants on Earth

Oil sheen resulting from the Exxon Valdez accident

Educating environmental awareness

2 February 2018

New curriculum aims to raise awareness of marine pollution among school children

Plastic straws

Earth students take a stand against plastic pollution

18 January 2018

Environmental Geography students are asking Cardiff businesses to take part in No Straw Stand campaign

Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland

Scientists simulate the climate of Game of Thrones

20 December 2017

Westeros has a climate in winter similar to that of Lapland, and Casterly Rock has a climate similar to that of Houston, Texas

Geology students at work in a lab

Global exploration consultancy host careers day

11 December 2017

International practice SRK Consulting organise careers day for geology and exploration students.

Global drought survey data

Improving drought monitoring

4 December 2017

Cardiff researchers are using innovative tools to address threats to global water supply

frozen thames

Ocean floor mud reveals secrets of past European climate

23 November 2017

Sea floor sediments uncover influential role of North Atlantic circulation in controlling Europe’s climate over the past 3000 years

fossil tree

World's oldest and most complex trees

23 October 2017

Intricate web of woody strands inside 374-million-year-old tree trunks point to most complicated trees to have ever grown on Earth

Professor Michael Brooks

Professor Michael Brooks (1936-2017)

13 October 2017

We regret to report the death of Professor Michael Brooks.