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Environment

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

ORNL-led Team Spearheads Approach to Improve Ecosystem Models

May 28-2015—Predicting how forests will respond to increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide involves understanding the interplay among carbon dioxide, nutrients, water, plant and soil processes. This multitude of variables challenges scientists who are trying to gauge how future ecosystems will react in a changing climate.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Monarch Migration Gets a Boost from Ohio Collaboration

The Pollinator Partnership (P2) along with The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation will launch a new program this week called “Monarch Wings Across Ohio” in response to the Presidential directive on supporting the monarch migration. As many people know, the monarch migration is in peril. The number of monarchs making the annual migration has plummeted in recent years,

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Starved for Fire, Wisconsin’s Pine Barrens Disappear

MADISON, May 27, 2015—A century spent treating wildfires as emergencies to be stamped out may have cost Central Wisconsin a natural setting that was common and thriving before the state was settled.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On the Trail of Icelandic Depressions – DLR Tests New Laser Measurement Technology in Flights over Greenland

May 27, 2015 — For accurate weather forecasts and improved climate models, it is crucial to capture data about the winds over the North Atlantic as precisely as possible. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have developed a prototype of a wind lidar (light detection and ranging) that

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Radar Views of Permanent Ice for Climate Research – DLR Research Flights over Greenland

May 22, 2015 — The Greenland ice sheet is, in places, more than three kilometres thick and a crucial feature in climate modelling. Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with colleagues from ETH Zurich(Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), are currently conducting tests of a new radar imaging process

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

CryoSat Detects Sudden Ice Loss in Southern Antarctic Peninsula

May 22, 2015 — A recent acceleration in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica has been detected by ESA’s ice mission.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

USFWS Takes On America’s Bird Death Traps

NEW YORK, May 22, 2015—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced its intent to address millions of grisly and unnecessary bird deaths by strengthening implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (http://www.audubon.org/mbta), one of the nation’s oldest and most important wildlife conservation laws. The process will address threats like uncovered oil waste pits that trap

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Sharing Knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation

May 12, 2015—For all stakeholders – e.g. policymakers, cities, businesses – relevant and timely information is essential for developing and implementing strategies and measures to adapt to climate change. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an overview of existing information platforms across European countries.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Environmental Monitoring Standard Initiative Wins Award

April 20, 2015—Bay of Plenty Regional Council, along with other councils, NIWA, contributing energy companies and the Ministry for the Environment, has been recognised for its work in developing National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS).

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The Hidden Opportunity for Climate Compatible Development

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015—Aspen Global Health and Development, the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, and the U.S. Agency for International Development hosted a dialogue with high-level thought leaders and policymakers to explore the hidden opportunity for climate compatible development. Tony Dokoupil, host of MSNBC Shift’s Greenhouse, moderated the conversation with the Right Honorable Helen Clark,

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