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Fishing for the triple bottom line: profit, planet — and people


Fisheries managers typically strive to strike a delicate balance between two, often competing, types of needs: the needs…
Making atmospheric chemistry modeling more accessible


Global modeling of the atmosphere’s chemistry requires immense computational resources to study how particles form and are processed.…
Humans were changing the planet earlier than we knew

September 2, 2019

Humans had caused significant landcover change on Earth up to 4000 years earlier than previously thought, University of…
Big brains or big guts: Choose one

August 28, 2019

Big brains can help an animal mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental changes. But…
Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

August 14, 2019

Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related…
Researchers explain what to expect from wildfire season this year and in the future

June 17, 2019

The recipe for disaster is simple. Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones…
Parasites affect host responses to environmental change

June 17, 2019

Ignoring the role of parasites may lead to a misinterpretation of organism responses to environmental change, according to an…
Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs

May 6, 2019

Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And new research by an international team of sciencitsts including Lancaster…
Experts present a new framework for global species monitoring

March 15, 2019

A group of international experts has developed a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and…
‘Noisy’ gene atlas to help explain how plants survive environmental change

January 29, 2019

As parents of identical twins will tell you, they are never actually identical, even though they have the…
Warning for world’s groundwater reserves

January 23, 2019

Future generations could be faced with an environmental ‘time bomb’ if climate change is to have a significant…
UNH, UMaine Establish Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms Program

January 17, 2019

The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training…
How the environment can determine traits

January 4, 2019

During an organism’s development, the conditions of the surrounding natural environment can determine the organism’s traits. A University of…
‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats

September 21, 2018

Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per…
A Blue Paradox

August 31, 2018

Promising to solve an environmental problem may initially worsen it, according to researchers from UCSB and the University…
Climate Change Predicted to Bring More Extremes to Inland Southern California

August 29, 2018

Hot, dry weather in Southern California’s inland desert region is projected to become more extreme over the 21st…
Cutting-edge research brings greater insight into how trees react to stress and how that can affect Georgia’s economy

July 16, 2018

In addition to contributing to a wide range of construction trades, this also includes paper and bioenergy industries…
Ospreys Benefit as Contaminants Decrease in Delaware Estuary

July 16, 2018

USGS scientists looked at conditions in 2015 and concluded that contaminant levels do not seem to pose a…
Hungry, Hungry Hippos

May 16, 2018

The average hippo weighs more than 3,000 pounds and consumes about 100 pounds of vegetation daily. This naturally…

May 8, 2018

The Earth — with its myriad shifting atmospheric, oceanic, land and ice components — presents an extraordinarily complex…
Combining power of humans, computers key to watershed solutions

March 23, 2018

An Oregon State University researcher is leading the charge for crowdsourced solutions to complex water management problems. “Gone…
Tropical dry forests ‘canary in the coal mine’ on climate change

March 21, 2018

Tropical dry forests are being increasingly recognized as conclusive indicators of climate change, thanks in part thanks to…
Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

March 19, 2018

Found everywhere, sludge is difficult to dispose of and poses a global challenge. It is active, ferments, has…
UC Riverside Launches Air Quality and Climate Change Training Program

March 19, 2018

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) contributed $1 million to launch the Air Quality and Climate…
Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity

February 20, 2018

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish — like food sources, predators and habitat…
Savanna fires pump Central African forests full of nitrogen

February 13, 2018

The remote forests of Africa’s Congo Basin have long been a blind spot for scientists working to understand…
This is your brain. This is your brain outdoors.

February 2, 2018

The brain acts much differently when we’re outdoors compared with when we’re inside the lab, a new study…
Psychologists investigate teamwork in extreme environments

January 30, 2018

The expedition has been endorsed by eminent explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who said: “I wish the Ski to…
Major food retailer’s sustainability program drives farmers’ environmental practices

January 11, 2018

When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have…
Hot and Bothered: Impact of Climate Change on Manufacturing Output

November 17, 2017

To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known…
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