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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 19-Apr-2018

Climate Change News and Experts for Media

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.

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan Research Shows Most Fatalities Occurred Outside Flood Zones

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in U...

– Delft University of Technology

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

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Hello, Mr. President — About the Environment…

Students at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a challenge: You’ve met the president in an elevator. What do you tell him about the environment? In observance of Earth Day, the students wrote “elevator speeches” to have at t...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland) an...

– University of Vermont


Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 14:00 ET

Bugged Out by Climate Change

Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in the...

– Washington University in St. Louis

US National Parks Service (George Melendez Climate Change Fellowship); DEB 1210704

Malaria Parasite Makes Fawns of White-Tailed Deer Susceptible to Diseases and Death

More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, a new study co-authored by a University of ...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


As Earth Day Nears, Citizen Scientists Help UF/IFAS Preserve the Environment

As a citizen scientist, Debbie Goad documents horseshoe crabs on beaches during specific times and days – for example, high tides and full moons. She and her colleagues also count breeding pairs. With Earth Day coming on April 22, Goad serves as an...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

More Than 12,000 Deep-Sea Marine Creatures Uncovered by NUS-LIPI Scientists During First-Ever Exploration of West Java Seas

Scientists who participated in the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 (SJADES 2018) had collected more than 12,000 creatures during their 14-day voyage to survey the unexplored deep seas off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia.

– National University of Singapore


Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

– Universite de Montreal

Journal of Quaternary Science. April 3, 2018

Chemical Sleuthing Leads to Detection of Little-Known Flame Retardant in the Environment

Chemists at Indiana University have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment. Their study is the first to detect the potentially toxic chemical in North America.

– Indiana University

Environmental Science & Technology Mar-2018

How Does One Prepare for Adverse Weather Events? Depends on Your Past Experiences

With much of the country now entering peak tornado season, the impact of these potentially devastating weather events will be shaped in large part by how individuals think about and prepare for them. A new study published in Risk Analysis shows that ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal

Are the Media All “Doom & Gloom”? Not When It Comes to Coverage of Our Oceans, New Study Finds

The news media are often accused by adopting a “doom and gloom” tone, especially when it comes to coverage of the environment. However, a new study on how journalists report on the state of our oceans shows that view may be misguided.

– New York University

Global Environmental Change

Effects of Climate Change on Communally Managed Water Systems Softened by Shared Effort

Shared fates and experiences in a community can help it withstand changes to water availability due to climate change, a recent study by Sandia National Laboratories researchers found.The work, part of Sandia’s energy-water nexus program to help sa...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Water Resources Research, 10 April 2018

Why Do Forest Soils Need to Be Managed?

We think of forests as wild places that take care of themselves. But sometimes a little help is necessary. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) April 15 Soils Matter blog explains what forest soils do and why we need to give them a hand.

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Algae-Forestry, Bioenergy Mix Could Help Make CO2 Vanish From Thin Air

An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists from Cornell University, Duke University, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo have an idea that c...

– Cornell University

Earth's Future, March-2018

Remnants of Antibiotics Persist in Treated Farm Waste, Research Finds

Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics approved for use in livestock. When the animals’ manure is reused as fertilizer or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment. New research holds tro...

– University at Buffalo

Chemosphere, Environmental Pollution


Five Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Partner to Create New Solar Energy Facility in Maine

Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges have formed a partnership that will allow them to offset 46,000 megawatt hours per year of their collective electrical needs—enough to power 5,000 New England homes—with electricity created...

– Amherst College

NYU Launches Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

New York University has launched the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, a research unit to inform policy related to these linked societal and scientific concerns.

– New York University

Expert Pitch

A Dutch-Texan team led by prof. Sebastian Jonkman (Delft University of Technology) found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding.

– Delft University of Technology

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