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Water and sanitation for all in a pandemic

10 September 2020

Researchers explore the challenges of hand hygiene in a changing water world

Terradat Prize for top postgraduate student

15 August 2020

Master's student receives award from Terradat UK for his outstanding performance during his degree

Congratulations to all our graduating students

6 August 2020

A huge congratulations to all our final year students on their graduation

Ocean floor

New discovery could highlight areas where earthquakes are less likely to occur

2 June 2020

Scientists identify specific conditions that cause tectonic plates to slowly creep underneath one another rather than generate potentially catastrophic earthquakes

Farmers getting water

Major international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa

26 May 2020

New €6.7M project aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity and food insecurity

Celebrating Sea4All project success

26 May 2020

The project to drive awareness of the impact of marine pollution among young people celebrates success as it comes to a close

Stock image of the Earth from space

Researchers to study ‘DNA’ of Earth’s interior

18 May 2020

New project aims to produce 4D maps of the Earth’s mantle to help understand some of the most dramatic geological events in our history

Structural Geology for Mining and Exploration

Online CPD course made available to undergraduate students

6 May 2020

An online CPD course developed by Professor Tom Blenkinsop of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, is helping undergraduate students to access learning to support their degrees.

New insights into mysterious deep earthquakes

26 March 2020

A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms which trigger earthquakes deep below Earth’s surface.

Monitoring eathquakes

Scientists get first look at cause of ‘slow motion’ earthquakes

25 March 2020

Ocean drilling project reveals ‘mash up’ of rock types that lead to unique slow motion earthquake events

Stock image of Earth from space

Evolutionary elements arrived on Earth much later than thought, say scientists

11 March 2020

Analysis of the 3.8 billion-year-old rocks from Greenland show that most of the elements necessary for the evolution of life were delivered to Earth once its formation was almost complete

Shadow Minister visits the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

19 February 2020

The School welcomes the Welsh Conservatives’ Shadow Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Rural Affairs

Move Software

Petex donate £1.5m worth of software licenses

13 February 2020

Petex donate software licenses to the 3D Seismic Laboratory to help with research and education

Image of clams

Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

21 January 2020

New research shows shrinking sea ice cannot be expected to return rapidly if climate change is slowed or reversed

Image of marine microfossil called foraminifera

Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle

9 January 2020

Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago

Earthquakes in slow motion

2 January 2020

Understanding gentler earthquakes could help geoscientists to predict deadly eruptions

Fossil forest in a sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York

Scientists uncover world’s oldest forest

19 December 2019

Fossils of trees dating back 386 million years found on the bottom of a New York quarry

EARTH staff digging for clams

Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans

27 November 2019

Analysis of fossilised shells reveals cooking habits of Caribbean civilisations over 2500 years ago

Wind turbines

‘Rapid increase’ in global wind speeds

18 November 2019

New findings suggest wind power could increase by over a third in the next 10 years

River

New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

17 September 2019

For decades geoscientists have been trying to detect the influence of climate on the formation of rivers, but up to now there has been no systematic evidence.