Life planted in soil may seem idyllic, but did you know plants get stressed? The August 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains environmental stressors for plants and research towards relief.
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Among pet snakes and lizards, the biggest-selling species are also the most likely to be released by their owners – and to potentially become invasive species, according to a Rutgers study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The stud...
– Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Journal of Applied Ecology; Rutgers Today
To draft environmental laws and regulations, policymakers often rely on studies produced by researchers who examine human impact on nature. However, the methods behind many such studies are flawed and thus ill serve the makers of environmental policy...
– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
PNAS August 20, 2018
A new Cornell University-led study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine life, affecting biological productivity and changing the ocean ecosystem.
– Cornell University
Nature Communications, July 2018
This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC’s world-class facilities to keep their studies on track.
– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Researchers from Berkeley Lab have developed a new benchmark model that estimates changes in the proportion of the Earth’s surface where plant growth will no longer be limited by cold temperatures over the 21st century.
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Nature Climate Change, Aug. 20, 2018
BGSU graduate student Josephine Lindsey-Robbins is researching the role of “bugs” in composting dead plant material, turning it back into the soil and keeping its nitrogen and phosphorus in place. There, it can fertilize the soil instead of washi...
– Bowling Green State University
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 17 to formally open the Argonne TRACER Center (Trace Radioisotope Analysis Center) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The TRACER Center provides a new, permanent home for ...
– Argonne National Laboratory
Jason Kolbe has been thinking about hurricanes and lizards for many years.
The University of Rhode Island professor of biological sciences has measured the length of lizard legs and the size of their toe pads to assess how those factors influence t...
– University of Rhode Island
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally released its proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. When implemented, this rule will essentially keep carbon emissions from power plants cons...
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Ben Ruddell and Abe Springer of Northern Arizona University are part of a team to create a new smartphone app to map the reaches of streams.
– Northern Arizona University
Researchers at New York Institute of Technology, as part of a multinational consortium to enhance sustainability of the food/energy/water nexus in urban environments, have received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a 3-D da...
– New York Institute of Technology
Public program featuring thought leaders on the topic of funding community resilience in the face of more acute and chronic natural disasters.
– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
– Florida State University
– Texas Tech University
– Wake Forest University
– Cornell University
– Indiana University
– Northwestern University
– University of Colorado Boulder
– Arizona State University (ASU)
– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston