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Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Journal of Open Research Software 5(1), 21 (2017). [DOI: 10.5334/jors.181]


DRIFTing to Fast, Precise Data

Non-destructive technique identifies key variations in Alaskan soils, quickly providing insights into carbon levels.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Geoderma 305, 80-91 (2017). [DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.05.014]


Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

New measurements offer data vital to projecting plant response to environmental changes.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

New Phytologist 216, 1090-1103 (2017). [DOI: 10.1111/nph.14740]


STUDY: High Tolerance for Wildlife Exists Around Indian Reserves Despite Continued Losses

A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them hav...

– Wildlife Conservation Society


Hügelkultur: The Mound Method for Home Gardeners

A bedding system new to Texas – hügelkultur – is trending among home gardeners looking for low-maintenance ways to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist Dr. Joe Masabni.

– Texas A&M AgriLife


What Is Vermicompost?

Composting is a great way to reduce waste sent to landfills while benefiting garden soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the difference between traditional composting and vermicomposting—and ho...

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Future Weather Forecasting: It’s all in the “MRI” of Clouds

A team of researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), led by Professor Pavlos Kollias, is using news types or radar in combination with current meteorology technology to take an “MRI” of clouds.

– Stony Brook University


Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

– Wake Forest University


Announcements


Light-Splitting Film for Greenhouses Could Improve Photosynthetic Efficiency, Increase Crop Yields

A scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material in development at CU Boulder splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.

– University of Colorado Boulder


NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division

A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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Expert Pitch


Green Sea Turtles Could Face Extinction as Temperatures Rise in Great Barrier Reef

– University of Redlands


Mudslide Prediction Difficult but Improving, Expert Says

– Northwestern University

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