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Battling Noise Pollution is a National Challenge at Rutgers

Eric Zwerling has led America’s last noise control center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick for 28 years, and fighting noise pollution remains an uphill battle.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

Powerful Hurricanes Strengthen Faster Now Than 30 Years Ago

Hurricanes that intensify rapidly – a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes – do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30 years ago, according to a study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters. The phenomenon is du...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Geophysical Research Letters, May 3, 2018

Caterpillar ‘Road Rage’ Could Affect Migration

Monarch butterfly caterpillars living next to roads may be stressed by the sound of passing cars and trucks, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Biology Letters

Migratory Animals Carry More Parasites, Says Study

Every year, billions of animals migrate across the globe, carrying parasites with them and encountering parasites through their travels. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology discovered that animals known ...

– University of Georgia

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Earth’s Orbital Changes Have Influenced Climate, Life Forms For at Least 215 Million Years

Every 405,000 years, gravitational tugs from Jupiter and Venus slightly elongate Earth’s orbit, an amazingly consistent pattern that has influenced our planet’s climate for at least 215 million years and allows scientists to more precisely date g...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ; Rutgers Today

FSU Research: New Model Could Help Rebuild Eroding Lands in Coastal Louisiana

Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in coastal Louisiana.

– Florida State University

Geophysical Research Letters

Chemists Develop Improved Method to Create Artificial Photosynthesis

Patent-pending method could lead to a reliable, economical and sustainable way to create and store energy from sunlight.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Advanced Functional Materials, 2018


Argonne joins its sister national laboratories in powering a new earth modeling system with supercomputers. The system features weather-scale resolution and can help researchers anticipate decadal-scale changes that could influence the U.S. energy se...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Geoscientists Suggest ‘Snowball Earth’ Resulted from Plate Tectonics

In a new study published in the April issue of the journal Terra Nova, geologists at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Austin suggest that episodes of global cooling that geologists refer to as “Snowball Earth” can be linked to the advent ...

– University of Texas at Dallas

Terra Nova, April 2018

Stomata — the Plant Pores That Give Us Life — Arise Thanks to a Gene Called MUTE, Scientists Report

New research in plants shows that a gene called MUTE is required for the formation of stomata — the tiny pores that a critical for gas exchange, including releasing the oxygen gas that we breathe.

– University of Washington

Developmental Cell, May 2018

Decoding Extinction

A new National Science Foundation grant awarded to Professor of Statistics Steve Wang will help him, his students, and a recent alumna decode why the Earth may be entering a modern extinction.

– Swarthmore College


ESF to Announce Top 10 New Species This Month

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry will announce the Top 10 New Species for 2018 this month. News about the Top 10 New Species will be distributed in an embargoed news release Monday, May 21. The embargo will lift at 6 a.m. EDT Wednesd...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Expert Pitch

IU Experts Available to Comment on U.S. Rise in Illness From Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas

– Indiana University

Hurricane Experts Available to Provide Analysis Throughout the Season

– Florida State University

Volcanic Eruption Impacts Environment and Economy, Raises Questions About Zoning and Development, Says University of Redlands Professor Nicholas Reksten

– University of Redlands

Vector Ecologist Available to Discuss Factors That Influence Mosquito Ecology and Evolution

– Washington University in St. Louis

Tick-Borne Disease Expert Available to Comment on Report Finding Insect-Borne Diseases Have Tripled in U.S. Since 2004.

– Indiana University





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