(Dauphin Island Sea Lab) The Sea Lab's Discovery Hall Programs Outreach Coordinator Rachel McDonald's work conducting outreach on ACER's research is featured in a special issue of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative's (GoMRI) Current: The Journal of Marine Education.
When the Thames would occasionally freeze in the 17th to the early 19th century, Londoners made the most of it-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Vermont) New research in Nature Communications finds that immediate, dramatic cuts in global emissions -- aggressive enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement -- are economically sound if human health benefits are factored in.
They will have to overcome the challenges of America’s convenient single-stream recycling system-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Rhode Island) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selects University of Rhode Island to lead new $94 million consortium to support ocean exploration.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology inquiry will also examine communications failures and the storms’ death toll-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Landmark UN-backed report finds that agriculture is one of the biggest threats to Earth’s ecosystems-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Terry Collins Assoc) Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (April 29-May 4) in Paris.
Record-wet weather in the Midwest has brought some of the worst flooding in decades-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tree rings from around the world match what climate models have suggested-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Washington) Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that two major forces have shaped bat skulls over their evolutionary history: echolocation and diet. Their findings, published May 2, 2019 in Nature Communications, help explain the wide diversity of skull shapes among bats and reveal the intricate details of how evolutionary pressures can shape animal bodies.
The National Flood Insurance Program, scheduled to expire on May 31, will likely be temporarily renewed unchanged-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A project off Staten Island aims to dissipate wave energy hitting the shore-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com