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Tracking Microbial Diversity Through the Terrestrial Subsurface

In Nature Microbiology, DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers partnered with a team led by University of California, Berkeley's Jill Banfield and University of Calgary's Cathy Ryan to investigate samples collected at Utah's Crystal Geyser over one o...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nature Microbiology


UF/IFAS Rethinking Forest Protection; Hosts UN Expert as Lecturer

Shiroma Sathyapala, a forest health and protection officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, will give the lecture. Her topic is: “Invasive species, climate change, plantation forestry, timber consumption and trade a...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Study Examines Hazard Mitigation, Recovery Plans for Coastal Cities

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat i...

– Texas A&M University


Research Finding Ways to Inject Manure, Preserve Environment

What’s a responsible farmer to do? Manure injection is an important soil management practice that reduces the chance of manure runoff. But recent studies by Carol Adair and colleagues at the University of Vermont show manure injection can increase ...

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

American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting


Would You Adhere to a Mandatory Wildfire Evacuation? There Are Reasons Some Prefer to Stay

While many people heed wildfire evacuation warnings from officials, there are those who choose to stay and defend their homes, as well as a growing number of individuals who tend to “wait and see.” Both a lack of preparedness to defend one’s h...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal


Coastal Water Absorbing More Carbon Dioxide

New research by the University of Delaware and other institutions reveals that water over continental shelves is shouldering more atmospheric carbon dioxide, which may have implications for scientists studying how much carbon dioxide can be released ...

– University of Delaware

Nature Communications


Arctic Lakes Are Releasing Relatively Young Carbon, UCI-Led Study Discovers

When Arctic permafrost soil thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, but most of the carbon currently escaping from lakes in northern Alaska is relatively young, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Califo...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Climate Change-Jan 2018


How Coast Guard Response Is Benefitting from S&T’s University Partnerships

Using this visual, user-centered platform, USCG decision makers could spot the stations most capable of responding to the disaster and helped prioritize the restoration of stations in need of repair.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Urban Foxes and Coyotes Learn to Set Aside Their Differences and Coexist

Diverging from centuries of established behavioral norms, red fox and coyote have gone against their wild instincts and learned to coexist in the urban environment of Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, according to a recently p...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

PLOS One


An Outdoor Cat Can Damage Your Sustainability Cred

If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to be environmentally friendly. But this street cred can all be erased if you let your cat roam around outdoors.

– Cornell University

Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Nov. 2017


Which Microbes Matter Most?

A team of scientists from Northern Arizona University’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently announced a major achievement in ecosystem science. Their research, published as “...

– Northern Arizona University

Ecosphere


Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered In Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

Three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in January in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities. The population of thi...

– Wildlife Conservation Society


Mammals Moving Less in Human Landscapes May Upset Ecology

Could baboons and other mammals worldwide soon need pedometers? Not likely, but a new study to be published in Science reveals that on average, mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. ...

– Stony Brook University

Science

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET


A ‘Marine Motorhome for Microbes’: Oceanic Plastic Trash Conveys Disease to Coral Reefs

For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough. An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, addin...

– Cornell University

Science, 26 Jan. 2018


Announcements


Forget Phil, ‘Springcasting’ Web Tool Can Predict a Shifting Spring

Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell University’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab has unveiled Springcasting, a web tool to determine the onset of spring – a fu...

– Cornell University


Researchers Awarded USDA Grant to Develop an Innovative Approach to Pest Control

West Virginia University researchers are taking an innovative approach to develop a more sustainable and economical pest control solution.

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2018 at 08:30 ET


Expert Pitch


State of the Union Address to Push Trump’s Infrastructure Plan That Calls for Public-Private Partnerships and Weakening of Environmental Protections, Says Expert

– Virginia Tech

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