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Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 31-Aug-2017

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On the Frontlines of Climate Change

George Kourounis has been on the front lines of climate change for years. He has witnessed first-hand the effects of our changing environment.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

Embargo expired on 31-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET

Record-Low 2016 Antarctic Sea Ice Due to 'Perfect Storm' of Tropical, Polar Conditions

This exceptional, sudden loss of sea ice around Antarctica last year was due to a unique one-two punch from atmospheric conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean and around the South Pole.

– University of Washington

Geophysical Research Letters

Volcanic Carbon Dioxide Drove Ancient Global Warming Event

New research, led by the University of Southampton and involving a team of international scientists, suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes, during the formation of the No...

– University of Southampton


Machine-Learning Earthquake Prediction in Lab Shows Promise

By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Geophysical Research Letters

Adverse Effects of Houston Flooding Will Be Felt Throughout the Globe

Using FEWSion, a new mapping system funded by the National Science Foundation that allows scientists to quickly analyze changing information, a team of researchers were able to see how Hurricane Harvey will impact food and energy production and dete...

– Northern Arizona University

Climate Change One of Many Factors Impacting Hurricane Harvey

Art DeGaetano, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and expert on climate data at Cornell University, says that although the meteorological elements in hurricane formation are common in late summer weather patterns, climate change has affected...

– Cornell University

After the Flood: Reflections on Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina

For the last few days, the world has been watching as Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall, first as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday in the Texas Gulf Coast. As the storm has moved out, some parts of the region may see more than 50 inches of rain, ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

MEDIA ADVISORY:Third Hurricane Harvey Experts List from Johns Hopkins University

This is a third list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

An Alternative to Wolf Control to Save Endangered Caribou

In a recent study, researchers used a new Canadian government policy as an experiment and found that reducing invasive moose populations has led to population stability for endangered caribou herds.

– PeerJ


Embargo expired on 29-Aug-2017 at 07:00 ET

Lasers Zap Decontaminates from Soil

There might be a new and improved way to rid contaminated soil of toxins and pollutants: zap it with lasers. By directly breaking down pollutants, researchers say, high-powered lasers can now be more efficient and cheaper than conventional decontamin...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Applied Physics

Embargo expired on 29-Aug-2017 at 11:00 ET

High-Tech Electronics Made from Autumn Leaves

Northern China’s roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the country’s air pollution problem. Investigators in Sh...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Right Whale Deaths May Be a Casualty of Climate Crisis

In and around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces converge, a string of North American right whale deaths occurred throughout this summer. For scientists like Cornell University’s Charles Greene and Erin Meyer-Gutbrod who study ...

– Cornell University

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Hurricane Harvey Experts from Johns Hopkins University

This is a second list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

Study: After Hurricane Katrina, Personal Debt Fell for Those Worst Hit—but at a Cost

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in city’s most flooded blocks, according to a new analysis.

– Case Western Reserve University

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2017 at 07:45 ET

Coral Skeletons May Resist the Effects of Acidifying Oceans

Coral skeletons are the building blocks of diverse coral reef ecosystems, which has led to increasing concern over how these key species will cope with warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their stability. New research provides evidence that a...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug. 28, 2017

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2017 at 15:00 ET

Acid Zone in Chesapeake Bay identified

A zone of water 30-50 feet below the surface of the Chesapeake Bay is increasing in acidity, threatening the health of the bay's shellfish.

– University of Delaware

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2017 at 05:00 ET

The Outsized Role of Soil Microbes

Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nature Microbiology, Jul-2017

Hurricane & Flood Handbook: After the Storm

Take it from someone who has seen 27 inches of water lap against the living room walls: plan ahead.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Media Advisory: Hurricane Harvey Experts From Johns Hopkins University

A list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on various issues associated with the formation, onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

Trash to Treasure: The Benefits of Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Using landfill waste to produce energy generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights the benefits of food waste as a potential source of energy.

– Argonne National Laboratory

The Journal of Cleaner Production, Aug-2017

Hurricane & Flood Handbook: Before the Storm

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and runs for six months, is expected to have a near-average number of storms. This season's forecast, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), includes 11-17 named st...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds From Harvey

With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and...

Expert Available

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Expert Pitch

WIU Emergency Management Experts Available to Talk About Hurricane Harvey Response and Recovery

– Western Illinois University

Hurricane Harvey Likely to Trigger Post-Traumatic Stress in Children

– Virginia Tech

Environmental experts at DePaul University talk ecosystems, rhetoric after Hurricane Harvey

– DePaul University

Mississippi State Civil Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Following Harvey

– Mississippi State University

Storm Experts Available to Talk About Hurricane #Harvey

– Florida State University

Just Like Sandy, Arctic Warming Made Harvey a Killer Storm

– Cornell University

Houston’s Flooding Underscores Disaster Management Challenges of Years to Come in Communities Nationwide, UB Expert Says

– University at Buffalo

After the #Flood: Reflections on #HurricaneHarvey and #HurricaneKatrina. Meet #RPI #CiivilEngineer and Dam Safety Expert Tom Zimmie

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Are Humans Separate From or Part of Nature?

– Michigan Technological University

Hurricane Harvey relief supply logistics: ISU prof can share lessons learned from disaster sites

– Iowa State University

East Texas First Responders Running on Fumes, Need Relief

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Prof. Paul Ferraro: Start Planning for Next Hurricane Harvey

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Overtopped Dams Would Likely Lead to Catastrophic Failure

– University of Notre Dame

Disaster Recovery Expert Available to Discuss Hurricane Harvey Impact, Rebuild

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

What Lives in Floodwater? Environmental Microbiologist Available for Interviews.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Expert Available to Discuss Hurricane Harvey and Effects of Disaster on Vulnerable Populations.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Expert Available: Water Resource and Infrastructure Implications After Hurricane Harvey

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Health Concerns During Major Flooding

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Economic Indicators Can’t Capture Hurricane Harvey Damage

– Cornell University

Economic Forecaster, Insurance Expert Available to Discuss Economic & Insurance Consequences of Hurricane Harvey

– Georgia State University

Harvey Floods Texas: U-M Experts Can Discuss

– University of Michigan

After Harvey, Time to Adapt to New Climate Reality: Experts

– Northwestern University

An Inconvenient Hurricane Season

– Virginia Tech

CSUCI Environmental Scientist Who Takes Teams to NOLA Ever Since Katrina Says NOLA Shutting Down Pumps Before Harvey Is Dangerous

– California State University, Channel Islands

Experts Available to Discuss Hurricane Harvey

– University of Notre Dame

Profs. John Ruple & Bob Keiter of @sjquinney & @uutah available to comment on Zinke proposal for national monuments

– University of Utah

Disaster Preparedness Expert Can Discuss Hurricane #Harvey

– University of Delaware

Researchers Travel to Coast to Collect Data as Harvey Comes Ashore

– Texas Tech University





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