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China digs deep on environmental research

16 August 2018

Hepeng Jia

As China’s scientists strive to produce research with global prestige, urgent local environmental problems jostle for attention.

Q&A Karen Seto: Paving the way to an urban future

20 July 2018

Catherine Armitage

The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.

Earth and environmental sciences must zoom in on the big picture

13 July 2018

Richard Kingsford

Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research.

Green stories greatest hits

7 July 2018

Gemma Conroy

We look at the top 5 Earth and environmental science articles by Altmetric Score from 2012 to 2017.

Words count: the evolution of Earth and environmental sciences

5 July 2018

Nature Index

Discover the trending terms in the field, from climate to water and meteorites to mercury.