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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 12-Apr-2018

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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.

The Fight for Clean Emissions Continues

It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters. Today, more than 100 million vehicles worldwide are fitted with such filters. However, a VERT conference held at the Empa Academy rev...

– Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Co-formation and co-release of genotoxic PAHs, alkyl-PAHs and soot nanoparticles from gasoline direct injection vehicles; M Muno; 9th VERT Forum at Empa

Nature-Based Solutions Can Prevent $50 Billion in Gulf Coast Flood Damages

While coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast, restoration of marshes and oyster reefs are among the most cost-effective solutions for reducing those risks, according to a n...

– University of California, Santa Cruz


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Biologically Inspired Membrane Purges Coal-Fired Smoke of Greenhouse Gases

A biologically inspired membrane intended to cleanse carbon dioxide almost completely from the smoke of coal-fired power plants has been developed by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.

– Sandia National Laboratories

Nature Communications

Mississippi River Diversions Will Produce New Land, but Slowly, Tulane Study Says

Although river diversions that bring land building sediment to shrinking coastlands are the best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta, a new study says the rate of land building will likely be dwarfed by the rate of wetland loss. ...

– Tulane University

Science Advances

World-Recognized UF Termite Bait Inventor Chosen for Pest Management Hall of Fame

World-renowned University of Florida entomologist Nan-Yao Su came up with the idea for a termite-baiting system when he was a graduate student. Now, his peers in the pest management industry are recognizing Su for the global success of his invention,...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

A difference of degrees: NAU scientist examines Earth’s changing tilt, its effect on Antarctic ice cores and what that tells us about climate

Michael Erb looked at how the changing axial tint of the Earth affects climate and how measuring Antarctic ice cores in different time spans can yield different results.

– Northern Arizona University


Bringing Back the Buzz

Colony collapse disorder has claimed more than 50 percent of honeybee populations the world over. A Creighton biologist is looking at a virus spread by a mite that could be a leading culprit.

– Creighton University

Urban Growth Leads to Shorter, More Intense Wet Seasons in Florida Peninsula

New research from Florida State University scientists has found that urban areas throughout the Florida peninsula are experiencing shorter, increasingly intense wet seasons relative to underdeveloped or rural areas.

– Florida State University

npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, April-2018

Species Hitch a Ride on Birds and the Wind to Join Green Roof Communities

New research suggests that species that live on green roofs arrived by hitching lifts on birds or by riding air currents.

– University of Portsmouth

Applied Soil Ecology Volume 126, May 2018, Pages 11-20

New Technique More Accurately Reflects Ponds on Arctic Sea Ice

This one simple mathematical trick can accurately predict the shape and melting effects of ponds on Arctic sea ice, according to new research by UChicago scientists. The study, published April 4 in Physical Review Letters by researchers with UChic...

– University of Chicago

Physical Review Letters

April is Earth Month: 19 Ways the CSU Champions Sustainability

The CSU’s new Sustainability Report shows the progress we're making toward our ambitious goals for greener, more efficient campuses. Here are some of the ways we’re doing it.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

WVU Geographer Helps Prepare for Internal Climate Migration Through New World Bank Report

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change, according to a new report from World Bank. Brent McCusker, a professor of geography at West Virginia University, has contributed to a study of migration projections ...

Expert Available

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Career Award Supports Sustainable Rice Farming Work

Benjamin Runkle, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, has received a $500,199 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to expand his research on sustainable rice production.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Expert Pitch

UCI Earth System Science J. Keith Moore Available to Comment on Research Related to Atlantic Ocean Currents, Climate Change, and Fisheries

– University of California, Irvine

Scripps Oceanographer Lynne Talley Available to Comment on the Topic of Atlantic Ocean Circulation

– University of California San Diego





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