A newly proposed system of measurement known as the community sustainability assessment system, or CSAS, could be used to define what it means to be a sustainable community as well as evaluate the impact of individual communities on global sustainabi...
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Researchers in the Department of Biology at Texas State University have teamed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to identify the most effective ways to recruit private landowners to save the critically endangered Houston toad, and b...
– Texas State University
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming
– American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Geophysical Research Letters
Studies of a river used in 20th-century logging shows that the bedrock has eroded to create a new channel. Such human-driven geology may be common worldwide.
– University of Washington
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Embargo expired on 15-Apr-2019 at 15:00 ET
A new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other birds that migrate among the Americas throug...
– Cornell University
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures.
– University of Lincoln
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Farmers can’t predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or bad yields. Not only wil...
– Michigan State University
Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest. Study findi...
– Cornell University
Understanding the role of compost
– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) recently wrapped up its spring meeting in New Orleans, which showcased news from the Gulf ocean observing community.
– Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)
Nature has come up with ways to control the formation of ice, though, and in a paper published today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society University of Utah professor Valeria Molinero and her colleagues show how key proteins produced in ba...
– University of Utah
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds.
– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
The iTAG website will help researchers throughout the Gulf and in neighboring regions track their animals. Electronically tracking animals over large distances allows scientists to better understand biodiversity hotspots and ecosystem processes.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer won't be as simple as "move to a cooler place."
– Rice University
Global Ecology and Biogeography
An international study published today in the journal Science argues that the current international target for the protected area estate, accepted by over 190 nations, is failing. They propose a new measurable target based on the best scientific evid...
– Wildlife Conservation Society
Student research trip aboard R/V Endeavor, notice of media availability and remote interview capabilities
– University of Rhode Island
Northern Arizona University geology professor Michael Smith will map the layers of rock in the Green River Formation in Wyoming to learn about the climate and flooding events during a period 50 to 53 million years ago when the climate was much hotter...
– Northern Arizona University
Bala Chaudhary, an assistant professor of environmental science at DePaul University in Chicago, is embarking on a deep dive into mycorrhizal dispersal mechanisms with support from a NSF CAREER grant.
– DePaul University
Clarkson University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have been recently designated to launch New York state’s new Center of Excellence (CoE) in Healthy Water Solutions.
– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
– University at Albany, State University of New York
– Washington University in St. Louis