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A study which analysed and assessed how existing policies and approaches in South Asia consider long-term climate change adaptation has now been published in Environmental Science & Policy.  Currently it is unclear what approaches are used in the...

Published on : Thu, 07/12/2017
Close-up pf tribobite fossil's head.  Credit: Gennadi Baranov

The team, which included a researcher from the School of GeoSciences say that a 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered.

Published on : Thu, 07/12/2017
Offshore oil production for 261 UK fields (1975–2016). Each coloured ‘stripe’ shows a different field. Note the steady fall in both field size and field longevity over time. Buzzard (first oil, 2007) is the only notable exception. Accordingly, recently discovered fields have typically generated <10 million Bbl of recoverable oil with lifespans of <16 years.

Following on from a paper published in the Autumn 2017 issue of The Edinburgh Geologist, Edinburgh GeoScientist, Professor Roy Thompson, was asked to carry out an interview with Canadian based radio station Radio Ecoshock 91 Radio Stations and...

Published on : Wed, 06/12/2017

A study led by GeoSciences researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that new high-resolution maps of the complex landscape beneath a major West Antarctic glacier will be valuable for forecasting global sea level rise.

Published on : Mon, 20/11/2017

Scientists examine the geochemistry of the mantle beneath the Colorado Plateau, USA through noble gas analysis of natural CO2 gases. These gases were collected from surface wellheads from natural ...

Published on : Mon, 20/11/2017

Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, in partnership with the National Geosequestration Laboratory (CSIRO) in Australia, have identified the key challenges to using tracers for offshore monitoring, which should be the focus...

Published on : Mon, 20/11/2017