Legacy of ancient ice ages shapes how seagrasses respond to environmental

Deep evolution casts a longer shadow than previously thought, scientists report in a new paper published the week of Aug. 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Smithsonian scientists and colleagues looked at eelgrass communities—the foundation of many coastal marine food webs along the north Atlantic and Pacific coasts—and discovered their ancient … Read more

Environmental watchdogs petition DCNR to remove access fee on oil & gas well database

Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed information about orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the commonwealth that they believe Pennsylvania taxpayers should have access to free of charge. Oil & gas well watchdogs are asking the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural … Read more

Costa Rica Investigates Abangares Mining Environmental Disaster :

Since Friday, July 15, a technical team from the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) has been conducting field inspections at the La Luz plant after a lagoon ruptured at the site in Abangares. The assessments are carried out with officials from the Municipality of Abangares, the Ministry of Health, and the National University of … Read more

Research examines effects of embryonic exposure to environmental pollutants on risk of diabetes

A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist has received a $2.44 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her research into how embryonic exposure to certain common pollutants may put people at risk for diabetes and other metabolic health conditions later in life. A University of Massachusetts Amherst … Read more

DDWS awards $33K for environmental studies scholarships | News, Sports, Jobs – SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

REFUGE / DDWS Four-time repeat recipient Mallory Poff works on her research project to design a solar-powered mobile cooling unit that meets agricultural standards for use on small farms. This summer, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge awarded $ 33,700 in conservation education scholarships to 14 students from the … Read more

New study finds environmental injustice is key to decoding climate change debate

MIAMI — A new study from researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science found that Miami’s history of environmental injustice was the key to understanding why different groups were often talking at cross-purposes, leading to misunderstandings and disagreements about climate change and what they believe should be … Read more

VCU Rice Rivers Center provides environmental expertise to Pamunkey, Chickahominy Tribes to help protect their lands – VCU News

By Brian McNeill Now, the Rice Rivers Center is engaging with the federally recognized Chickahominy and Pamunkey Tribes at a new level, conducting two major projects in which it is dedicating the center’s resources and expertise in support of the Tribes ’work to protect and preserve their ancestral lands. “In both cases, they have these … Read more

Environmental stability on Earth allowed marine biodiversity to flourish — ScienceDaily

Modern ocean biodiversity, which is at its highest level ever, was achieved through long-term stability of the location of so-called biodiversity hotspots, regions of especially high numbers of species, scientists have found. The findings, published today in Naturewere reached through a pioneering model that reconstructs the diversity of marine animals from their origin – some … Read more

Environmental Studies Students Enjoy Their Time In The Field · News · Keene State College

Tate Fairbank ’24 would jump at a chance to go to the moon to research its geology and formation. But for now, environmental field research in other interesting places, like Alaska or Antarctica, or a fossil dig somewhere in the middle of nowhere will do. A recently completed internship could be a seminal step on … Read more