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NYIT Urban Architecture & Design Expert Available to Discuss Sustainable-Resilient Design in Response to Climate Change

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Dwindling Wind May Tip Predator-Prey Balance

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Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion’s share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist’s study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way “global stilling” may alter predator-prey relationships.

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Can Biomass Harvesting Reduce the Risk of Wildfires: HSU Forestry Expert Can Comment

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Study of Ocean Upwelling Near California Shows Greater Variability Over Latter Part of 20th Century

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A nearly 600-year reconstruction of climate indicators along the West Coast of North America indicates that upwelling in the California Current became more variable over the latter part of the 20th century.

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Crowdsourcing Could Lead to Better Water in Rural India

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A three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for assessing water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

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Consumers Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Plants, Study Shows

People make decisions all the time, and some have long-term consequences: Do I work out? Do I take the bus? Do I recycle? A UF/IFAS researcher and his colleagues found those who value long-term consequences of their decisions are more apt to buy eco-friendly plants.

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From Sea to Shining Sea, Politics Divide Coastal Residents’ Views of Environment

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From the salmon-rich waters of Southeast Alaska to the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast to Downeast Maine’s lobster, lumber and tourist towns, coastal residents around the U.S. share a common characteristic: their views about coastal environments divide along political lines.

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Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on California, Oregon, Washington Blazes

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Mind the Climate Gap

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One fundamental challenge of climate change forecasting is how to bridge the gap between global-scale models and local impacts. A new study—the first-of-its kind for the Lake Champlain region —bridges this gap and forecasts that northern Vermont and southern Quebec by 2100 will get eight degrees Fahrenheit hotter; Burlington, Vt., will experience 10 more days in July above 90; and ski resorts will see 50% less snowfall.

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Research Offers New Way to Predict Hurricane Strength, Destruction

A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane’s strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm’s potential for destruction.

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