25 November 2014
In early November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its fifth and most in-depth report on climate change. The results were grim, as climate change reports these days tend to be. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea levels have risen, and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased. Our influence on the climate system is real and growing every day.
21 October 2014
Paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad is a rare gem who doesn’t just live life; he inspires passion in the lives of others. For more than 40 years, he has been the site director of the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota: the longest continuous Earthwatch project in existence. In 2014, Dr. Larry Agenbroad will retire from the Mammoth Site, but the memory of his expeditions will continue to ignite and inspire the lives of the Earthwatch volunteers he touched. The following is a mere snapshot of the reams of lives he has touched, and his scientific contributions.
13 June 2014
We are excited to announce the first three of nine new expeditions that kick off in 2015. Join us to study and explore the coral reefs of the Cayman Islands, the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California, or the oceans of South Africa. Get up close to sharks, tropical fish, and desert lizards, and help protect the fragile landscapes that all these species call home.
04 April 2014
Reconstructing social networks from hundreds of years ago is much more challenging than finding the connections between people today, thanks to the Internet. In Colorado and New Mexico, Earthwatch volunteers are helping to trace the links between early residents of the American Southwest at a time long before paved roads or mail would have brought them together. A recent discovery has revealed that they’re also connecting the dots between two Earthwatch projects more than one hundred miles away from each other.
20 February 2014
Recently, newspapers and wire agencies were abuzz with a dramatic archaeological discovery—a pelvic bone believed to belong either to King Alfred the Great, or his son King Edward the Elder, had been found inside a box at the excavation site of the medieval abbey in Winchester. This discovery is not only pivotal in that it ended a millennium-long hunt for the remains of the first king of England, it’s crucial in demonstrating how the efforts of Earthwatch volunteers can go a long way in making history.
25 November 2013
At Earthwatch, we get especially excited during the holiday season, because it’s when we start looking for new compelling and important scientific research to support. See what made our wish list.
25 October 2011
The spectacular discovery of ancient pottery has revealed how the Romans wined and dined here in South Tyneside almost 2,000 years ago
29 July 2011
Archaeologists and volunteers from Earthwatch excavating an ancient villa in Tuscany were excited to uncover an unexpected and unusual mosaic floor.