Researcher proposes sea-level rise global observing system

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise. Using the existing NOAA Global Drifter Program array of roughly ...

Remove dam, help fish

Delaware Sea Grant's Ed Hale has been conducting seine net surveys of Wilmington's Brandywine Creek every two weeks since mid-July, engaged by a coalition of groups supporting the removal of the waterway's dams up to the ...

Hotspots Explorer makes climate risk research accessible

IIASA, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, and the Global Environment Facility have launched an interactive online mapping tool that allows the public and policymakers to easily explore overlapping and ...

Projecting favorable perceptions of space

For anthropologists and other social scientists, the space race in the 1950s served as a period of cultural and technological transformation as well as an opportunity to advance the public good. Space exploration marked a ...

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta—a reversal of ...

World's largest collection of moss species

Peatlands, with their huge diversity of peat moss species, store about 30 percent of the Earth's soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon as all the world's forests combined. However, peat harvesting ...

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