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Saint Louis University, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Sign Agreement to Partner on Geospatial Research Projects

Saint Louis University has established a new relationship with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) that will allow the organizations to collaborate on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Study Finds 2 Billion Birds Migrate Over Gulf Coast

A new study combining data from citizen scientists and weather radar stations is providing detailed insights into spring bird migration along the Gulf of Mexico and how these journeys may be affected by climate change. Findings on the timing, locatio...

– Cornell University

Global Change Biology, Jan. 2019

Beech Trees Are Dying, and Nobody’s Sure Why

A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. In a study published in the journal Forest Pathology, researchers and naturalists from The Ohio State...

– Ohio State University

Forest Pathology

Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently

The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. “This has important implications for how political dialogu...

– University at Buffalo

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly,

Elephants take to the road for reliable resources

An elephant never forgets. This seems to be the case, at least, for elephants roaming about Namibia, looking for food, fresh water, and other resources.

– Ecological Society of America

Ecological Monographs

The shape of water: When ag water management pays off

Years of drought have parched California’s vast agricultural lands, prompting farmers to drill deeper and deeper into aquifers to irrigate their fields. But this often means higher water costs for everyone – and inefficient use of a precious reso...

– Cornell University

Water Economics and Policy, Sept-2018

How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental Health

Future of planet-cooling tech: Study creates roadmap for geoengineering research

A new study, “Mission-Driven Research for Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sets out to establish a roadmap for responsible exploration of geoengineering.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 2019

How locusts switch colors in different settings

Scientists have discovered how locusts change their body colour to adapt to different environments, according to new research published in eLife.

– eLife


U.S. dietary guidelines shouldn't ignore climate change

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior issued a policy statement calling for federal nutrition guidelines to include information about how food choices affect the planet and long-term sustainability of the food system.

– Tulane University

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Jan-2019

Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare for flowering. The new research provides valuable insight into how winter-adapted grasses gain the ability to flower in spring,...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

eLife Jan. 8, 2019

Giant Singers From Neighboring Oceans Share Song Parts Over Time

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into the latest song, according to a newly published study in Royal Society Open Science that’s helpin...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Royal Society Open Science

Can the Bumps on a Beetle Wing Solve our Water Problems?

Climate change, pollution, and a multitude of threats are putting our freshwater supplies at risk. Water collection and purification technologies are becoming increasingly important, especially in major urban areas. In places such as the San Francisc...

– Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

SICB Annual Meeting 2019 January 3-7, 2019 Tampa, FL

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.

– Northumbria University Newcastle

Historical cooling periods are still playing out in the deep Pacific

The ocean has a long memory. When the water in today's deep Pacific Ocean last saw sunlight, Charlemagne was the Holy Roman Emperor, the Song Dynasty ruled China and Oxford University had just held its very first class. During that time, between the ...

– Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences


Greener Hydrogen From Water

Copper is good at conducting both heat and electricity. But mix in some titanium and apply a bit of chemistry and you have a catalyst that can be the key to producing greener hydrogen from water using electricity.

– University of Delaware


Texas expert has big plans as UAH director of Unmanned Aerial Systems Programs

Jerry Hendrix has joined the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its director of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Programs responsible for UAS research.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

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DOE to Provide $16 Million for New Research into Atmospheric and Terrestrial Processes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $16 million for new observational research aimed at improving the accuracy of today’s climate and earth system models.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Expert Pitch

Rutgers Climate Expert Available to Discuss “Green New Deal” Debate

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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