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Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: May 2019

– University of Alabama Huntsville


NUS researchers apply novel hydrogel to harvest water from humid air above sea surfaces

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found an innovative way of using their novel hydrogel to harvest clean water from humid air above water surfaces. The unique water-absorbing gel collects water up to 14 times its wei...

– National University of Singapore

Advanced Materials


UNH Research Finds Thicker Pavement is More Cost Effective Down the Road

As the summer months heat up, so will the asphalt and other materials used to make roads. Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. Climate change can be a major con...

– University of New Hampshire

Transportation Research Record


Auroral crackling sounds are related to the electromagnetic resonances of the Earth

The study is a continuation of a hypothesis that Unto K. Laine, Professor Emeritus, published three years ago on the origin of the sounds heard during the displays of the Northern Lights.

– Aalto University

ICSV26 congress


Penn State Alumnus Leads Effort to Restore the Chesapeake

Dana Aunkst, armed with his Penn State chemical engineering degree, has taken on the biggest challenge of his career so far: restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

– Penn State College of Engineering


Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction, say experts

Only 38 per cent of tropical forest can protect wildlife from rising temperatures as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct, say scientists.

– University of Sheffield

Nature Climate Change


Smoke from Canadian fires drifts into United States

Canada has been battling a very active and destructive fire season on multiple fronts this year. A warming climate, very dry environment, and more extreme weather including severe thunderstorms has led to massive wildfires throughout the country.

– NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during ...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Ethology, August 2019


UAH Space Hardware Club on the Hunt for Terrestrial Gamma Rays in Thunderstorms

Student members of the Space Hardware Club at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are preparing to launch weather balloons into thunderstorms to try to directly observe the terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) storms generate.

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

Farmers use fertilizer to put nutrients into their soil to help crops grow. When nutrients get into the soil, microbes can help plants grow by changing nutrients into other forms, such as nitrate or ammonium, that plants either use or are leached out...

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– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Expert Pitch


Environmental engineering expert can discuss summer weather risks

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


NYS invasive species impact economy, ecosystems, human health

– Cornell University

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