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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 17-May-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.

The Isle Royale Winter Study Celebrates 60 Years

The 2018 report is out: two wolves, almost 1,500 moose and an ecosystem in transition. In its 60th year, the research conducted at Isle Royale National Park is the longest running predator-prey study of its kind.

– Michigan Technological University

National Park Service CESU Task Agreement No. P11AC90808; National Science Foundation DEB-1453041; McIntyre-Stennis Grant USDA-Nifa #1004363; Robert Bateman Endowment at the Michigan Tech Fund...

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Explaining the History of Australia’s Vegetation

University of Adelaide-led research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

– University of Adelaide

Geophysical Research Letters

Climate Change Should Help Midwest Corn Production Through 2050

Contrary to previous analyses, research published by Michigan State University shows that projected changes in temperature and humidity will not lead to greater water use in corn. This means that while changes in temperatures and humidity trend as th...

– Michigan State University


PNNL Successfully Vitrifies Three Gallons of Radioactive Tank Waste

News Release RICHLAND, Wash. — In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have vitrified low-activity waste from underground storage tanks at Hanford, immobilizing the radio...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Scientists Publish First Estimate of Carbon Emissions From 2014 Mega-Fires in Canada's Boreal Forests

As “mega-fires” in the boreal forest become more frequent and more intense, scientists believe the burning of these carbon-rich areas will drastically increase the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere. But because these mega-fire a...

– Northern Arizona University

Global Change Biology

New Technique Reveals Details of Forest Fire Recovery

UPTON, NY—Do you know someone who’s so caught up in the details of a problem that they “can’t see the forest for the trees?” Scientists seeking to understand how forests recover from wildfires sometimes have the opposite problem. Convention...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Remote Sensing of Environment

Decarbonizing Electricity Generation: The Future Is Bright and Tailwinds Strong for Renewables

This week UVA Darden’s Batten Institute released the second in a series of sector-focused research reports – Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry – that looks at the role of technology and innovation in addressing climate c...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Forest Loss in One Part of US Can Harm Trees on the Opposite Coast

The disappearance of a whole forest has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that can affect vegetation on the other side of the country.

– University of Washington

Environmental Research Letters

What Considerations Go Into Rehabilitating Land Back to Native Grasses?

More neighborhoods are incorporating native grasses to their landscapes—but it’s not as easy as one might think. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 15 Soils Matter blog outlines the necessary conditions to rehabilitate land back to na...

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Producing Beneficial Propylene While Consuming a Major Greenhouse Gas

Chemists have identified a catalyst to drive the reaction of carbon dioxide and propane to produce propylene, a globally needed chemical building block used to manufacture many everyday items.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Craft and Camp: Students Design Innovative Structures for Annual Competition

From concept to construction, Cal Poly’s Design Village provides students with experiential learning in the great outdoors.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Sustainable Agronomy Conference: Science Meets Practice

The Sustainable Agronomy Conference, sponsored by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) June 26-27, “will bring together the best science and the best practitioners to advance sustainability,” says Gary Pierzynski, ASA president.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

UCAR, Skymet Team Up to Improve Forecasts in India

The $1 million agreement will enable Skymet to use a cutting-edge automated weather prediction system to improve forecasts for residents throughout India, including tens of millions of farmers, business executives, and emergency officials.

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

University of Washington’s Janice DeCosmo Elected as 2019–2020 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Janice DeCosmo—associate vice provost for undergraduate research, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington—has been elected as the...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Higher Education Events

Rensselaer Center for Architecture Science and Ecology To Participate in Industry City Open Studios

The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open its doors to visitors as part of the Industry City Open Studios event in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Expert Pitch

Kilauea Volcano Expert - University of Portsmouth Volcanologist Dr Carmen Solana

– University of Portsmouth

California’s Solar Panel Rule Packed with Challenges, Opportunities

– Northwestern University

Volcano Expert Available to Discuss Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano

– Northwestern University





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