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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 24-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.

New Theory Finds “Traffic Jams” in Jet Stream Cause Abnormal Weather Patterns

A study in Science offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region. Much like highways, the jet stream has a capacity, resear...

– University of Chicago


embargoed until 24-May-2018, 14:00 ET

High-Volume Recycled Materials for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

The use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) in new concrete production can minimize the environmental impact associated with the construction industry.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Materials Journal May 2018

embargoed until 24-May-2018, 15:00 ET

Bug-Borne Disease Monitoring Project Finds Deer Ticks on the Rise in Midwest

A new environmental monitoring project at Indiana University has found increased numbers of deer ticks, which often carry Lyme disease, in Southern Indiana. The presence of an organism that carries a specific disease-causing bacterium -- like deer ti...

– Indiana University

ESF Lists Top 10 New Species for 2018

The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Embargo expired on 23-May-2018 at 05:45 ET

Cause of E. Coli Beach Closings? Gulls

Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings.

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

Journal of Environmental Quality

A Promising Target in the Quest for a 1-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice Core

The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet’s climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where an entire million years of undisturbed ice might be preserved intact.

– University of Washington

Geophysical Research Letters

Charcoal Lighter Fluid Makes Summer Grilling More Environmentally Friendly

Typically made from crude oil, lighter fluid can emit compounds that leave an unpleasant taste and odor on grilled foods. The new product manufactured by ESCOGO, EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter, is made entirely from plant-based products. It is now availab...

– University of Georgia

NSU Researchers to Join OSEARCH On A One-of-a-Kind Research Trip

Drifting up the Gulf Stream, researchers from nearly 30 organizations join together in a unique, ambitious research trip

– Nova Southeastern University

Microfinance Institutions Play an Important Role in Adapting to Climate Change by Increasing the Resiliency of Their Borrowers

Study examines how microfinance institutions that provide collateral-free loans (mostly to women) can help their borrowers deal with consequences of climate change. The article suggests that these institutions will play an important role in adapting ...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Business Strategy and Development

UNH Researchers Find Invasive Seaweed Makes Fish Change Their Behavior

When it comes to finding protection and a safe feeding ground, fish rely on towering blades of seaweed, like kelp, to create a three-dimensional hiding space. Kelp forests have been shown to be one of the most productive systems in the ocean with hig...

– University of New Hampshire

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Can Businesses Save the Planet? Yes or No, Their Customers Expect Them to Try

The world is expecting more and more from business. In response, companies are being called on to disclose long-term strategies for how they will make a positive contribution to society.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Biology Student Links Clean Air Act to Red Spruce Recovery in Appalachia

After a 50-year period of declining growth of the tree species prior to the Clean Air Act, a new study found that declining air pollution alongside increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer spring temperatures have resulted in dramatic fores...

– West Virginia University

Global Change Biology

Policy and Public Affairs

Science Diplomacy Center Expands Reach After a Year of Connecting Policymakers and Scientists

Arriving at a critical time in global governance and foreign affairs, the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University capped its first year working to bridge the gap between policymakers and the scientific...

– Tufts University


Can Business Save the Earth? New Book Co-Authored by UVA Darden Professor Offers Path to Sustainability

In the new book, Can Business Save the Earth? Innovating Our Way to Sustainability (Stanford University Press, 2018), Darden School of Business Professor Mike Lenox and Fuqua School of Business Professor Aaron Chatterji dissect the shortcomings of su...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Expert Pitch

WVU Volcanologist Can Offer Insights on Volcanic Eruptions in Hawai'i

– West Virginia University

Kilauea's Activity Has Environmental Consequences, Yet the Oceans are Largely Unaffected

– Stony Brook University

White House Sinkhole: Civil Engineer Available

– Northwestern University





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