Climbing the ladder to life detection

In the past two decades, NASA spacecraft have identified potentially habitable environments throughout the solar system and beyond. Spacecraft on Mars have found evidence that lakes and streams once covered the planet, protected ...

The way we were—climate and human evolution

It has been an extraordinary year of explorations and discoveries at the Earth Institute. During the month of December, as 2017 draws to a close, we will be sharing stories that highlight some of the outstanding work of our ...

Animals' right to privacy denied by documentary-makers

Animals' right to privacy is being denied by makers of television wildlife documentaries according to new research. Dr Brett Mills from the University of East Anglia argues that while wildlife programmes can play a vital ...