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Paris Climate Accord, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Trump Administration

Withdraw From Paris Climate Accords Will Have Severe Impacts on Climate/U.S. Leadership Role in Developing Clean Energy




air pollution and health, Commuting

Crank the AC, Cut in-Car Pollution

For many, the commute to and from work is a lengthy, stressful process. According to the U.S.  Census Bureau, it takes the average American about 26½ minutes to get to work. That’s nearly an hour each day — to work and back — to face traffic snarls and congested highways. That commute can also be hazardous to your health, exposing drivers to an increased amount of air pollutants that have been linked to a whole host of medical maladies, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory issues and even lung cancer.



Carbon Capture, greenhouse gas mitigation, Carbon Sequestration, Sustainability, Environment, Environment And Sustainability

Ecosystem Greenhouse Gases Under Rising Temperatures to Be Studied by WVU Researcher


A WVU professor will study worldwide data to identify ecological similarities and emergent scaling laws of carbon, water and energy exchanges between the land and atmosphere.



atmosphere science, UAH, earth system science, Rwanda, water availability, Ecological Forecasting, Google Earth Engine, Landsat Satellites, synthetic aperture radar, Develop, NASA

UAH Earth System Science Major Helps Map, Preserve Wetlands in Rwanda


Alex McVey, a senior majoring in Earth system science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (AUH), served as the project lead this summer for NASA DEVELOP’s Rwanda ecological forecasting project.



drone technology, Climate Change, Sustainability, Solar Energy, Energy, Weather, Climate Models

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.



Moose population, Wildlife, Ecosystem, New York State, Adirondack Mountains, Moose foraging, Animal Behaviour

Parasites, Snails May Factor in Adirondack Moose Decline

The apparent declining moose population in New York ’s Adirondack Mountains may be caused partly by tiny parasite-transmitting snails eaten by moose as they forage vegetation, according to new research presented by two Cornell undergraduate students at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8.


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Ecosystem, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Oneida Lake, Fish Populations, Ecological society

Invasive Gobies May Change Oneida Lake’s Complexion - Again

Oneida Lake, a kissing cousin to New York’s Finger Lakes, may soon get an environmental makeover due to another in a series of invasive species bringing havoc to the body’s ecosystem and disturbing its recreational waters.



Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri S&T, smart homes, Smart Energy, Solar energy , NSF, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Takes a ‘Village’


The city of the future could start with a village – Missouri University of Science and Technology's Solar Village, to be exact. S&T researchers will study the Solar Village and its residents as their living laboratory over the next three years thanks to an $800,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, funded as part of the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical System initiative. The research team is led by Dr. Simone Silvestri, principal investigator and assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Denise Baker, co-principal investigator and assistant professor of psychological science



Earthquakes, Induced Earthquakes, wastewater injection, Oklahoma earthquakes

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

Wastewater injection rates in Oklahoma have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.



Climate Change, Deoxygenation , Ocean Deoxygenation

FSU Research: Ancient Ocean Deoxygenation Provides an Urgent Warning

A 94-million-year-old climate change event that severely imperiled marine organisms may provide some unnerving insights into long-term trends in our modern oceans, according to a Florida State University researcher.

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