Keep up to date with the latest news from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

  • Darfield earthquake – a road shifted due to the quake.

    Darfield quake 10 years ago revealed secrets

    Ten years ago a magnitude 7.1 earthquake ripped a 30-kilometre gash across the Canterbury Plains, revealing previously hidden faults and changing our understanding of earthquake science.

  • Jesse Kearse stands in front of ferns.

    Space data gives Earth insights

    With the support of a Fulbright-EQC Scholarship, PhD student Jesse Kearse from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences plans to head to the United States to study satellite data with world-leading experts at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

  • Brewster Glacier. Image by Dr. Lauren Vargo.

    Glacier melt linked to human greenhouse gas emissions

    Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre has shown a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers.

  • Quiet time across the world

    You may have noticed New Zealand was significantly quieter during the COVID-19 lockdown. The noise from cars, emergency sirens, and children playing in the school yard faded away, leaving urban areas in particular much less noisy during March and April 2020.