Data for all? How information sharing could shift land conservation

    Land conservation relies heavily on data to determine where protection should occur. But sharing data is not a common practice among land conservation groups. A new study investigates the reasons why some groups choose to share data with others and how this could change our perception of where land conservation occurs in the United States.

    Abigail Chan

    September 22, 2020
    Climate change induced Drought Paradox threatens water availability in the Alps

    Climate change is increasing evapotranspiration in the European Alps and causing a decline in surface water supply in the region. Understanding future changes in surface runoff is essential for managing the water supply for over 170 million people.

    Humna Sharif

    September 15, 2020
    “Super-emitters” in California: The few facilities with outsize methane emissions

    Researchers have identified a surprising source of the majority of California’s concentrated methane emissions: landfills. Oil and gas producers and dairy operations are the state’s other two major sources of this powerful greenhouse gas. Identifying the facilities that emit the most methane can help California take action.

    Elizabeth Bourguet

    September 8, 2020
    The nose knows the difference: Detection dogs help conservationists track invasive species

    Even the most seasoned field biologists can struggle to differentiate between scat of closely related species. A new study shows that trained detection dogs can distinguish scat of the target species from that of close relatives, even when both species have the same diet.

    Courtney Anderson

    September 1, 2020
Transforming U.S. water supply systems toward a robust, water-secure future

As the U.S. water supply system infrastructure approaches the end of its life, drinking water supplies are increasingly at risk from contamination, supply interruptions, and shortages. In the face of population growth and climate change, it is vital to start considering how to approach a system-wide overhaul. 

Margot Cumming
August 25, 2020
Hand in hand: Healthy foods often reduce environmental impacts

Our diet matters for both our physical health and for the environment. Some foods can help with both.

Jieyi Lu
August 18, 2020
Finding a home for trafficked wildlife in a warming world

When there is a bust in the wildlife trade, those animals must be returned home. But in a changing climate, where should that be? A new study examines the impact of rising temperatures in Brazil on habitat suitability for trafficked birds to inform future wildlife management strategies

Emma Johnson
August 11, 2020
Despite international efforts, scientists see increase in HFC-23, a potent greenhouse gas

Despite an international agreement to control hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a new study found that emissions of this extremely potent greenhouse gas are higher now than at any point in history. Failure to control these emissions could derail global efforts to fight climate change.

Elizabeth Bourguet
August 4, 2020



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