June 21st, 2016
Water Stress Tool Set to ‘Go Live’
An experimental tool to give farmers, government officials, environmental groups and other stakeholders an improved estimate of how much water is available in a specific watershed is scheduled to go on line this summer.
June 16th, 2016
Mapping Europe’s Quiet Areas
One-third of Europe’s countryside is potentially affected by noise pollution caused by human activity, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Protecting areas not yet affected by noise can bring significant environmental and health benefits, the report says.
June 13th, 2016
Earth Scientists Push Boundaries of 3D Modeling
Robert Moucha, assistant professor of geophysics, and Gregory Ruetenik, a Ph.D. student in Earth sciences, have collaborated with Gregory Hoke, associate professor of Earth sciences, on a unique numerical modeling study that simulates changing terrain over millions of years. Their study shows that moderate changes in dynamic topography produce an erosional response in the form
June 9th, 2016
Yale Researchers Map 6,000 Years of Urban Settlements
As the growth of cities worldwide transforms humans into an “urban species,” many scholars question the sustainability of modern urbanization. But, in reality, there aren’t much data on long-term historical urbanization trends and patterns. A new Yale-led study offers fresh clarity on these historical trends, providing the first spatially explicit dataset of the location and size