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The Nastiest Feud in Science (Aug 2018) The forams, for example, gradually shrank, declined in number, and showed less diversity, until only a handful of species . such that it would have caused increasing stress followed by a final, dram
NASA Finds Amazon Drought Leaves Long Legacy of Damage (Aug 2018) Drought from Space The research team used high-resolution lidar maps derived from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System aboard . it reduces rainfall and extends dry-season length. Those changes incr
NASA Satellite data reveals Amazon Rainforest Drought has long lasting effect (Aug 2018) The research team used high-resolution lidar maps derived from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System aboard . it reduces rainfall and extends dry-season length. Those changes increase the likelihood
Why Don’t the Geosciences Have More Diversity? (since Jul, 2018) Scientific American (blog) Scientific American (blog) . science showed some of the least diversity. The issue of low URM enrollment in the geosciences is multidimensional and pervasive at all levels (undergraduate, graduate and faculty), and increasing minority participation in outdoor spaces is not a .
Microbes Meet Geoscientists – Eos (since Jul, 2018) Eos Microbes Meet Geoscientists Eos Such transdisciplinary research that merges the two worlds of microbiology and geoscience should enhance prospects of improving public health outcomes. In a recent bilateral colloquium, members of the two societies discussed mechanisms for determining .
Increasing Diversity in Geosciences (since Jul, 2018) WCAI WCAI Emily Cooperdock and a colleague got their hands on four decades worth of data and found that years of talk and diversity initiatives have done little to actually increase the representation of women and minorities in earth and ocean sciences.
AGU Announces New Education Section (Aug 2018) Eos Eos Clearly, the Education section will play an important role in developing a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic Earth and space science talent pool and in AGU’s strategy to support and advance that talent pool, not to mention increasing public understanding .
Colleges receive $1.4 million grant to increase number of STEM teachers (Aug 2018) Farmington Daily Times Farmington Daily Times The program also will provide scholarship support for undergraduate students who will pursue licensure along with earning a biology, chemistry, geoscience, math or physics degree. Anne McCarthy, the interim associate vice president for academic . One .
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Focusing on Leadership to Improve Diversity in the Geosciences (since Apr, 2018) Eos Eos A recent charge of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences (NSF GEO) has been to develop “champions of diversity” in the geosciences who are committed to improving diversity in the geosciences. These champions focus on strategic .
Hunting for Landslides from Cascadia’s Great Earthquakes (Aug 2018) Eos Eos The Cascadia Earthquake Landslide Working Group, an informal coalition of some 20 scientists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, recently identified promising means—dating tree rings in forests drowned in landslide-dammed lakes—to establish a .
NASA finds Amazon drought leaves long legacy of damage (Aug 2018) Phys.Org Phys.Org A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. This is the first study to quantify the long-term legacy .
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Climate change may become unstoppable within decades (Aug 2018) NDTV Carbon Brief Increasingly frequent droughts, floods and superstorms are set to drive water utility costs higher, according to a new report from the Institute of Mechanism Engineers, the Telegraph reports. The engineering authority said the . Peter Brannen looks . Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene | PNASPNAS Planet at risk of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” state – Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm Resilience Centre
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Borates suddenly interesting – http://www.mining (since Jul, 2018) http://www.mining-journal.com Borates suddenly interesting http://www.mining-journal.com Both Global Geosciences and American Pacific, though prioritising different minerals, plan to leverage the by-product model but neither will produce at a level likely to upset the current market applecart. . There is also a strong argument that .