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New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago’s Green Roofs

Notre Dame researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs – and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

– University of Notre Dame


Recycled Oyster Shells and ‘Oyster Castles’ Create Living Shoreline Protection Along Delaware Bay

Using recycled oyster and clam shells, a Rutgers University team partnered with The Nature Conservancy, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a living artificial reef along Delaware Bay to protect t...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to ...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans have been reported so far this summer.

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– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


How Hotter Nights Hurt Your Health

It's not your imagination: Even nighttimes are warmer now. A San Francisco State professor explains how the rise in temperature could affect us.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Nature


Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid Over Pacific, Indian Oceans

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Insights from experiments at Sandia National Laboratories designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and In...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Nature Communications


When It Rains, Snake Bites Soar

Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Clinical Toxicology


A Terrain Map That Shows Antarctica in Stunning Detail

Scientists have released the most accurate, high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created. The new map has a resolution of 2 to 8 meters, compared to 1,000 meters, which was typical for previous maps. “It is the highest-resolution terrain ...

– Ohio State University


Researchers Release the Most Accurate Map of Antarctica Terrain

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University have released the most accurate high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created.

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering


Giving Tortoises a ‘Head Start’

Research from the University of Georgia indicates that head-starting—raising a species in captivity and releasing it into a protected habitat after it has grown large enough to be less vulnerable to predators—is a useful intervention for boosting...

– University of Georgia

Journal of Wildlife Management


What Is ‘Soil Friendly’ Eating?

Grocery shopping is fraught with decisions. Is ‘soil-friendly eating’ part of yours? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 1st Soils Matter blog explains simple steps to consider in the grocery aisles.

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Vulnerable Lions eating Endangered Zebras, Migrating Monarchs, Bats and Fireflies, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise


Are Vulnerable Lions Eating Endangered Zebras?

Are Laikipia’s recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?

– Wildlife Conservation Society

PLoS One


Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports....

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Reports; ZIDES102465; ZIAES102605


Faster Than We Thought: Sulfurization of Organic Material

Processes that were thought to take tens of thousands of years can happen in hours, according to new research. And that may change our understanding of the carbon cycle, and maybe the history of Earth's climate.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications; Washington University in St. Louis press release


Climate Change Projected to Boost Insect Activity and Crop Loss, Researchers Say

In a paper published Aug. 31 in the journal Science, a team led by scientists at the University of Washington reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this act...

– University of Washington

Science, Aug. 31, 2018


Disaster Researchers Offer Safety Guidelines as Hurricane Season Arrives

Tricia Wachtendorf and Jim Kendra, co-directors of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, offer preparedness guidelines for hurricane season based on their experience and studies of major events. They are experts on evacuation de...

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– University of Delaware


Announcements


Meatless Monday Campaign and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future to hold panel discussion at Global Climate Action Summit

Panelists will discuss how cities, businesses and organizations can work together to enhance climate action and how they’re uniquely positioned to help reach climate mitigation targets through policies, procurement and other strategies such as Meat...

– Monday Campaigns


Buffalo State Included in New York's Clean Energy Workforce Development Initiative

As part of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $15 million clean energy workforce development initiative, Buffalo State College is receiving a $753,000 grant to develop clean energy certificate programs.

– SUNY Buffalo State


Expert Pitch


Rutgers Soil Scientist Available for Interviews on U.S. Soils and Climate Change Study He Co-Authored in Nature

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Climate change expert says California’s clean energy bill doesn’t go far enough

– Cornell University

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