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Environment Which Type Of Internet Can Best Reduce Environmental Footprint?

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the environmental impact of the Internet. Many people think the Internet is totally green. While the Internet is better for the environment than traditional forms of communication, like snail mail, it still leaves an impact on the environment. One study found it produces around 300 million tons

2020-04-02T08:46:18-05:00Tags: |

Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100

Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study. That's more than four times the number of people affected today, and more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era

2020-03-19T07:53:02-05:00Tags: |

If you’re poor, poverty is an environmental issue

In 2017, when interviewers asked Latino community members in San Antonio, Texas, about their top environmental concerns, the answers took researchers by surprise. Poverty. Inequality. Education. Racism. “They started bringing up things that don’t typically come up in environmental studies,” said Neil Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

2020-03-17T11:52:51-05:00Tags: |

Heat stress may affect 1.2 billion people annually by 2100

Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study. That's more than four times the number of people affected today, and more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era

2020-03-16T16:26:11-05:00Tags: |

Study reveals how environment influences the spread of infectious disease

With outbreaks of infectious diseases making headlines around the world, scientists are under pressure to understand the drivers that influence the transmission of pathogens in order to better predict and control disease outbreaks. A new research study led by Professor Kathleen Alexander of the College of Natural Resources and Environment explores the ways that landscapes

2020-03-15T08:08:54-05:00Tags: |

Post-coronavirus crisis looming for the environment

The rapid outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, among countries around the world is not only a huge challenge for the public health, but the environment will also bear its dire consequences. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others only infect animals. Very rarely have animal

2020-03-13T07:03:52-05:00Tags: |

Corn productivity in real time

University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. The research, published in Remote Sensing of Environment, combines field measurements, a unique in-field camera network, and high-resolution, high-frequency satellite data, providing highly accurate productivity estimates for crops

2020-03-11T13:17:18-05:00Tags: |

Fifth Environment Assembly to focus on nature

With less than a year before the world meets for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the UN’s highest-level environmental forum, “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” has been announced as the theme. The fifth session will take place from 22 – 26 February 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.

2020-03-09T10:24:57-05:00Tags: |

A great civilization brought low by climate change

Climate change has been called the existential threat of our age. But it isn’t the first time a civilization has come into conflict with a shift in the natural world. Speaking on “The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale” at the Peabody Museum on Thursday evening, Arizona State University Professor Billie L.

2020-03-04T06:17:20-06:00Tags: |

A technological solution to aquatic dead zones?

Could pumping oxygen-rich surface water into the depths of lakes, estuaries, and coastal ocean waters help ameliorate dangerous dead zones? New work led by Carnegie's David Koweek and Ken Caldeira and published open access by Science of the Total Environment says yes, although they caution that further research would be needed to understand any possible

2020-03-03T06:33:14-06:00Tags: |

Universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome

Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois shows the practice can boost soil microbial abundance by 27%. The result adds to cover crops' reputation for nitrogen loss reduction, weed suppression, erosion control, and more. Although soil microbial abundance is

2020-03-01T19:08:07-06:00Tags: |

Online shopping can be worse for the environment..

If you think shopping online is more eco-friendly than driving to a store, think again. It may sound counterintuitive, but the more eco-conscious way to shop is going to a physical store rather than by making purchases online from companies that don't have physical stores, according to a new report Tuesday in Environmental Science &

2020-02-28T08:21:37-06:00Tags: |

Old carbon reservoirs unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Permafrost in the soil and methane hydrates deep in the ocean are large reservoirs of ancient carbon. As soil and ocean temperatures rise, the reservoirs have the potential to break down, releasing enormous quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane. But would this methane actually make it to the atmosphere? Researchers at the University of

2020-02-27T18:15:07-06:00Tags: |

Tropical nations worst hit by climate-related fish shifts

Policymakers will need to step up to the challenges caused by significant shifts in fish species distributions caused by climate change. Tropical countries stand to lose the most fish species due to climate change, with few if any stocks replacing them, according to a study published in the journal Nature Sustainability. This could pose a

2020-02-26T09:11:50-06:00Tags: |