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Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:37 PM - The latest research on chocolate and global warming, eerily beautiful and glowing plankton in India, pollution and cancer in wild animals, and sustainable aluminum from Apple. It's What's Up in Climate Change.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:32amEddie Love was the lone African American in a cohort of 90 wildlife management students at Auburn University and one of three people of color at his U.S.
In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.
Rising antibiotic resistance caused by pollutants needs action
Our environment is contaminated with antibiotics. While this is often at a dilute level, sometimes the concentrations are surprisingly high.
Neil Tyson often conjectures that maybe aliens have concluded humans aren't intelligent enough to contact. He's probably referring to our capacity for war, but lawns may display our talent for fruitless carnage even better.
Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial. This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility.
Ever heard of a rat king? As urban legend tells us, that's what happens when the tails of rats get knotted together. Well, apparently the same thing can happen to squirrels, as the startled residents of a Nebraska town learned last week.
Shares 468Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture's enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it.
Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship, part of a program designed to attract people of color to work on ocean issues.
Concerned that colleagues might not appreciate his background, culture or upbringing, he was pleasantly surprised that co-workers at two of the conservation non-profits behind the fellowship, Ocean Conservancy and Rare, welcomed him with open arms.
That flattened raccoon or broken reptile might just be something to drive past for motorists, but for scavenging animals, it's breakfast. A new study published today in the Journal of Urban Ecology is the first to look at the role of these scavengers in performing roadkill removaland its results call into question whether we're even counting roadkill right.
Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Few areas of the world are completely immune to droughts and their often-devastating impacts on water resources, ecosystems and people.
In 1950, less than 50 percent of the world's population lived in cities.
As of 2014, more than half of people on Earth occupied space in urban areas.
In the year 1166, the town of Carmarthen in southern Wales was attacked by a rabid wolf, which bit 22 people. This episode was an extreme encounter, but the walls of medieval cities often did very little to keep out wild animals.
Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people's lives..
Learn how urban planning, energy, climate, ecology and mobility impact the livability and quality of life of a future city..
California, Brazil and South Africa have all recently experienced major drought, threatening serious disruption to supplies for major cities ('Day Zero' events). How can England prepare for drought without harming the environment or driving up water charges?
Dr Matthew Ives and Mike Simpson of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, discuss their research on strategic water planning, newly published in the Water & Environment Journal.
If fidelity to GDP growth amounts to the religion of the modern world, then Herman Daly surely counts as a leading heretic. Arguably the preeminent figure in ecological economics, a field he did much to establish, and the author in his many works of perhaps the most fundamental and eloquently logical case against endless economic growth yet produced, Daly was born in 1938, in Houston, Texas.
The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement.
Gail Anderson Gail Anderson is a New York-based designer, writer, and educator.