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How Innovative Funding Sources Can Secure Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

HARC released a special report today for public and private sector leaders that addresses how to fund critical infrastructure required to maintain the safety and well-being of cities and communities. The Green Paper is entitled “Funding Resilience ...

– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Prairie Strips Transform Farmland Conservation

Modern agriculture’s outputs can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when c...

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

American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America

Once-abundant sea stars imperiled by disease along West Coast

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant along the West Coast of North America, according to research by Cornell University and the University of Californ...

– Cornell University

Science Advances, Jan. 2019

URI Ocean Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Make Part at Sea

Four University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students demonstrated that they not only could keep a 3D printer level while at sea, but they could replicate a piece of equipment that works as effectively as the original. Josh Allder, Grady Bola...

– University of Rhode Island

Predicting Urban and Coastal Microclimates

Brookhaven Lab recently deployed a mobile atmospheric laboratory in urban and coastal areas to improve microclimate forecasting.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Newly published paper examines river ecology on a global scale

A study that brought together data from around the world has led to new findings on the effect of climatic factors on river ecosystems. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Science Advances, found that climatic factors such as t...

– University of Utah

Science Advances

Space technology predicts droughts several months in advance

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have used new space technology to predict droughts and increased bushfire risk up to five months in advance.

– Australian National University

Nature Communications

Study: Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe

The Earth’s atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change.

– Ohio State University

Nature Climate Change

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Muchnick Presented on Innovative Environmental Studies Curriculum at Association of American Colleges & Universities Conference

Barry Ross Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently presented an invited talk at the annual conference of the Association of American Colleges & Universities in Atlanta, Georgia.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground

Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored in underground rocks, even if geological faults are present, research has confirmed.

– University of Edinburgh

Scientific Reports

Research shows what it takes to be a giant shark

In a paper published by Evolution, research led by Swansea University's Dr Catalina Pimiento and co-authored by an international team of scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA examined the biological traits of all sharks and rays before running a...

– Swansea University


Lubricant for oil tankers

If ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials, up to one percent of global CO2 emissions could be avoided. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from St. Augustin a...

– University of Bonn

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and extinction risk for imperiled species.

– University of Georgia


Envisioned “Octopus Farms” Would Have Far-Reaching & Detrimental Environmental Impact, Researchers Conclude

Commercial octopus farming, currently in developmental stages on multiple continents, would have a negative ripple effect on sustainability and animal welfare, concludes a team of researchers in a newly published analysis.

– New York University

Issues in Science and Technology

Expert Pitch

Oregon State University climate expert comments on polar vortex

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

WashU Expert: Mosquitoes and ticks do better in extreme cold than we do

– Washington University in St. Louis

New Japan whaling plan ‘an improvement’ from the past

– Cornell University

Experts on Ecosystems Getting Greener in the Arctic

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory





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