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Newswise provides experts for the media on hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as the latest research in Environmental Science and Climate Science.

How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health

University of Washington researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the UW-led study showed, the greater the impact on mental health. The study is believed to be t...

– University of Washington

Health & Place

New Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides for Free Download

The new Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides are ideal resources for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes. The guides provide restaurant and foodservice operators guidance to ...

– Monday Campaigns

Mapping the Microbiome of … Everything

In the Earth Microbiome Project, an extensive global team co-led by researchers at University of California San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory collected more than 27,000 samples fro...

– University of California San Diego Health


Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Versatile Marine Bacteria Could Be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists Discover

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that could contribute to greenhouse gas production.

– University of Southampton

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Invasive Weevil Threatens California’s Palm Trees and Date Industry

Effort to stop the spread of invasive South American palm weevil that is devastating palm trees in San Diego County will use environmentally-friendly pheromone formulation.

– ISCA Technologies


Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 08:00 ET

Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes

Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Scientific Reports

Nature’s Whistles: Rodents Use a Mechanism Like Police Whistle to Produce Ultrasonic Vocalizations

The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, NAU researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time.

– Northern Arizona University

The Royal Society Publishing

New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk

New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as had previously been thought.

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters, Nov-2017

New Website Features Lake Michigan Stories, Education and Activism

Freshwater Stories, a forthcoming website produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Freshwater Lab, is designed to be an educational and creative hub for learning about Lake Michigan and the challenges facing it and the Great Lakes water sy...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New Study Finds Marijuana Farming Hurts Environment

Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis farming could ...

– Ithaca College

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Native Trees, Shrubs Provide More Food for Birds

Planting native trees and shrubs in your yard can really help songbirds. Researchers from the University of Delaware and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center studied the Carolina chickadee around Washington, D.C. and found native trees and shrubs su...

– University of Delaware

Biological Conservation

Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help asses...

– Wichita State University

The Human Dimensions of Water

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Efforts to Revive Coal Industry Unlikely to Work, May Slow Job Growth

Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers.

– Indiana University

Energy Research & Social Science, March-2018

Policy and Public Affairs

ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommen...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)


U-M Ranks 8th in US for Research Output

A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications. Among publicly funded institutions, ...

– University of Michigan

Nature Index

University of Maryland Joins International Phytobiomes Alliance

The University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research, both organizations announced today

– International Phytobiomes Alliance

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Tuition Assistance to Students From Puerto Rico

Students affected by Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters can apply to UWM via an alternative, indvidualized admissions process and potentially get in-state tuition for their first semester.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Expert Pitch

Don’t Blame Cattle – It’s Humans Who Caused Methane Levels to Skyrocket

– Cornell University

SU Experts Available to Discuss Potential Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Maryland

– Salisbury University

Sustainability Scientist Says Shrinking National Monuments Will Stress Animals and Change Ecology

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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