African led research into a a climate resilient bean could make a vital contribution to food security in drought-prone regions
Supporting Orkney’s Tourism Sector to Net Zero
VisitScotland is launching a series of new online resources to help tourism businesses in Orkney consider how they can tackle climate change and meet consumer needs.
How Medieval Monks Are Increasing Our Understanding of Volcanic Activity
‘the old folk had never seen it like this time, with the location of the disk of the Moon not visible, just as if it had disappeared during the eclipse… It was truly something to fear.’ Fujiwara no Teika, 2 December 1229
Summer 2022: Significant Impact on Some UK Butterfly Species
It’s not the first time butterflies have been affected by drought in the UK. The difference in 2022’s drought compared to 1976 is that nowadays most UK butterfly species are already in decline.
Expanding the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
The funding of local action hubs is to be extended after the success of the ones covering the North East (Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire) and the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.
On 19th of February 1600 the Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history
A new twist to Pleistocene climate cycles
“Precession of the axis of a spinning top and that of the Earth. At present the northern end of Earth’s axis points to what we now call the Pole Star. Around 11.5 ka from now it will point to the star Vega”
Protecting Bumblebees: The Importance of Citizen Science
“Bumblebees are mostly threatened by loss and degradation of nesting and feeding habitat.” Richard Comont, Science Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Mount Tambora #OnThisDay
On 10th of April 1815 the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history took place when Mount Tambora, Indonesia exploded.
What drove the Norse out of Greenland?
The research team spent 3 years gathering sediment samples from a lake called Lake 578. There were Norse settlements close to this lake.