Eco-Briefs

Dam releases dirty energy; CSU continues to study methane

Dam releases dirty energy The U.S. Department of the Interior released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the Glen Canyon Dam, admitting the dam...

Saving bison; Free trade palm oil

Wild ‘N Free event focuses on saving bison Hundreds of bison are removed every year from the Yellowstone area in what land managers say is...

Reacting to climate change; Banning fracking in Latin America

How species could react to a changing climate New research from scientists at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark shows where...

Low-cost solar observatory; New Superfund sites

Test flight of low-cost miniature solar observatory The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) tested its Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) on Aug. 29, in San Antonio,...

Banning uranium mining; Dropping grid-use fee

Colorado rally adds to voices calling to ban uranium mining in the Grand Canyon On Aug. 23 in Fort Collins, environmentalists from Environment Colorado joined...

Former NIST director and notable physicist Katharine Gebbie dies at 84

Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie, former director of the Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and mentor to four Nobel...

Vanishing ice; Planting trees

Putting numbers to vanishing ice A paper published in Geographical Review in July announced the development of a database for all research about sea ice...

Signs of recovery; Settled spill dispute

Signs of atmospheric recovery New research shows that the ozone hole above Antarctica is shrinking. The study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist Susan...

Hotter and hotter; Earth’s quasi satellite

Summers to get hotter and hotter New research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NOAA) shows that at the planet’s current heating rate, in...

Light pollution; Fracking regs shut down

Night sky becomes light sky A new map of the sky reveals that light pollution is so prevalent, most Americans can’t see the Milky...

Pollination and pollution

High temps interfere with pollination Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem looked into the effect temperature has on floral smells, a method flowers use...

U.S. ivory laws; Aerial seed bombing

Most ivory sales now illegal in United States  On June 2 President Obama signed a measure introduced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that...
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