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Whether Wheat Weathers Heat Waves

Unlike humans, crops in a field can't move to air conditioning to endure a heat wave. Scientists in Australia are working to understand how heat waves impact wheat.

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

Agronomy Journal, May 3, 2018

Scientists Go to Great Heights to Understand Changes in Earth’s Atmosphere

Human activities have impacted the Earth’s atmosphere over time. To better understand the impact of the human biogeochemical footprint on Earth, scientists at the University of California San Diego are literally climbing mountains to study the plan...

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, 201801935

Better Model of Water Under Extreme Conditions Could Aid Understanding of Earth's Mantle

A team of University of Chicago scientists ran quantum simulations to develop a new model of the behavior of water at extremely high temperatures and pressures. The computational measurements, published June 18 in the Proceedings of the National Acad...

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

News from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

In recent articles in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, scientists optimize experimental design for understanding potential chemotherapeutic agents, delve into crop responses to salt-water stress, and present a better way to ensure consistency in long...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics; Molecular & Cellular Proteomics; Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Political Leaning Influences City Water Policies as Strongly as Climate

The team examined city water policies over the course of four years to create a database of water conservation policies. They also developed an associated index of the number of different categories of policies each city adopted and gathered data on ...

– Vanderbilt University


Study Confirms Beetles Exploit Warm Winters to Expand Range

A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and colleagues confirms that increasing minimum winter temperatures allow beetles to expand their range but reveals that overcrowding can put the brakes on population growth.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

New research from Columbia Engineering Professor Pierre Gentine demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution cl...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

American Geophysical Union May 23 2018

Researcher Developing Innovative Process to Improve Environmental Sustainability and Water Quality

West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion dollar pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region.

– West Virginia University

Researchers Generate Electricity and Hydrogen from Live Bacteria

Using a family of photosynthetic bacteria that commonly live in lakes and seas, researchers at the Technion have developed a technology to generate electricity and hydrogen energy. The researchers believe their technology can serve as a promising sou...

– American Technion Society

Nature Communications, Jun-2018

Chesapeake Bay: Larger-Than-Average Summer 'Dead Zone' Forecast for 2018 After Wet Spring

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.

– University of Michigan

Surprise Environmental Return on Investment: Study Finds Paying Communities to Conserve Supports Social Relationships

Research by economists at Amherst College and Oregon State University is the first to study the social capital impacts of a national-scale, globally relevant forest conservation incentives program.

– Amherst College

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Climate Change Means Fish Are Moving Faster Than Fishing Rules, Rutgers-led Study Says

Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world’s system for allocating fish stocks, exacerbating international fisheries conflicts, according to a study led by a Rutgers University–New Brunswick researcher. T...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Science ; Rutgers Today

New Study Shows Human Activity Creates a More Nocturnal Animal World

Rapid expansion of human activity across the globe is causing wildlife to become more nocturnal, according to a new joint study conducted by researchers at Boise State University and the University of California, Berkley, and published in the journal...

– Boise State University


How Microgrids Could Boost Resilience in New Orleans

In a year-long project, researchers at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories teamed up with the City of New Orleans to analyze ways to increase community resilience and improve the availability of critical lifeline services during and after sev...

– Sandia National Laboratories


NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data

Led by the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform’s digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and enric...

– Northern Arizona University

Expert Pitch

Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles





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