Tag: Earth

Science

Nice to meteor you

It’s not every day a meteorite lands on your driveway, let alone one that could help explain the mysteries of the formation of our solar system – but that’s exactly what happened to a family in Gloucestershire. Just before 10pm on Saturday 28th February, a blazing fireball in the night sky captivated thousands of eyewitnesses…

Science

The extinction of Africa’s plants

According to a new assessment by the French National Institute of Sustainable Development, over a third of tropical African plants are on the verge of extinction. Deforestation, population growth and climate change are happening at an alarming rate and these factors are posing a very real threat to Africa’s trees, shrubs, herbs and woody vines….

News

UEA to begin investing in renewable energy

The university has announced that it will begin to buy in green electricity from local, certified renewable sources. This is part of a larger effort to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint by 10,200 tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2020. UEA has committed to a budget of £6.5million to meet this target and with 2020…

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Youth Climate Strikes take Norwich city centre

Norwich has become one of numerous cities nationally to take part in a worldwide wave of student climate strikes. On Friday 15 February, more than 10,000 students were absent from schools nationwide to protest the lack of government action for climate change. The strikes were initiated as part of action taken by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg…

Film

The Man Who Fell to Earth… rather intentionally

The Man Who Fell to Earth poses one of the most terrifying thoughts: despite being one of the most advanced species, having fixed things from cancer to clean power, you can’t stop your planet from dying. It’s up there with immortality, which in some sense is the same thing. The Man Who Fell to Earth…

Science

12 years left for planet Earth

A report by the United Nations’ team of leading climate scientists warns that there are only a dozen years before the world’s temperature will rise by one and a half degrees Celsius, resulting in irreparable damage to the planet. This will cause wildfires, flooding, drought, extreme heat and poverty for millions of humans and animals…

Science

Real life Waters of Mars?

It may sound like an episode of Doctor Who, but scientists believe that they may have found an underground lake on Mars.   Blurry radar scans of the planet reveal what is believed to be a frozen, salty reservoir some 12- miles across and lying around one mile beneath the surface of the planet’s South…

Science

Earth bids Rosetta a final farewell

Twelve years ago, the European Space Agency launched one of its most monumental missions to date: Rosetta.  Alongside her lander Philae, Rosetta was deployed with the goal of unpicking the night-shrouded mysteries surrounding comet topography, structure and behaviour. However, on the 30th September, the comet came to a spectacular finish as it crash landed on…

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