Expedition Directory - Environment
atmospheric ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and stratospheric change
New Zealanders have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and this is due partly due to the extreme levels of summertime UV we experience. The amount of UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s ...
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pacman
In New Zealand, poor air quality is estimated to cause 1175 premature deaths and cost over $4 billion each year. Poor air quality can damage both our cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Different ...
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antarctic ozone
This research program commenced in 2002. Although it is relatively new, our research has revealed a number of key findings to date including. The year when the ozone layer over Antarctica returns to 1...
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chemistry-climate modeling
This research project focuses on modeling atmospheric chemistry and climate from the surface to the top of the stratosphere, using sophisticated chemistry-climate models. The research areas include: A...
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total carbon column observing network
major challenge in climate science is to understand the fate of the approximately 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide emitted each year as a result of human activities (such as motor vehicles, factories...
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arctic sunlight and microbial interactions 2014
Tremendous stores of organic carbon frozen in permafrost soils have the potential to greatly increase the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Permafrost soils may thaw sporadically and melting ground ...
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microbial changes in arctic freshwater
Microbial diversity has recently been found to show a pattern of organization at various scales. The research team attempts to answer three basic questions about microbial diversity and dispersal, foc...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
vanishing arctic: an environment at risk
This is primarily an oceanographic expedition. Dr. Pickart is returning to the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska’s North Slope to continue measuring the circulation and water characteristics of the contin...
Duration : Not Available
expedition nepal 2010
•To compare the abundance of Apodemus gurkha in natural habitats to that of the distribution in anthropogenically influenced areas •To assess the impact of human activities on the Apodemus gurkha by a...
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dive & discover expedition 11
For the first time in the history of humankind, a scientific team—using unique underwater and under-ice vehicles—will attempt to reach the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to find seafloor hydrothermal vent...
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Wolf poaching: Hunters should realize that wolves help ecosystems
Much praise to Op-Ed writer Chase Gunnell for sticking up for the wolves. Here’s a standup a guy I’d rather hunt with than many other hunters I know who regard wolves negatively, thinking they reduce their chance of taking a deer...
The Seattle Times
Top scientists back federal plan to protect Alaska predators
New rules would ban non-subsistence killing of bears, wolves and coyotes some of the most iconic yet persecuted species in the states 16 wildlife refuges

A group of scientists has backed a federal plan to restrict the trapp...

Environment news, comment and
Northwest Passage Now Open to Cruise Ships
A 68,000 ton cruise ship will soon embark on a voyage through the fabled and perilous route. ...
Discovery News - Earth News
Eastern Monarch butterflies at risk of extinction unless numbers increase
Long-term declines in the overwintering Eastern population of North American monarch butterflies are significantly increasing their likelihood of becoming extinct over the next two decades, according to new research. ...
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Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 US cities
Key factors that can combine to produce a Zika virus outbreak are expected to be present in a number of US cities during peak summer months, new research shows. ...
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Targeted marine protection provides best hope for the Arctic | Letters
Greenpeace has proposed the establishment of a huge Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Arctic Barents Sea in order to protect vulnerable ecosystems from bottom-trawling ...
Environment news, comment and
Greenland's ice melt accelerating as surface darkens, raising sea levels
Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenlands ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop...
Environment news, comment and
'Space Archaeologists' Show Spike in Looting at Egypt's Ancient Sites
Scientists used satellite images to monitor pyramids, tombs and buried cities from 2002 to 2013...
Scientific American
Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico jumps after years of decline

The insects covered over three and a half times more wintering grounds than last season, as diminishing milkweed and illegal logging has disrupted movement

Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their winteri...

Environment news, comment and
Ice sheet modeling of Greenland, Antarctica helps predict sea-level rise
Predicting the expected loss of ice sheet mass is difficult due to the complexity of modeling ice sheet behavior. To better understand this loss, a team of researchers has been improving the reliability and efficiency of computati...
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Doomsday Clock to stay at 3 minutes to midnight as experts warn global catastrophe remains imminent
Scientists have decided to keep the symbolic Doomsday Clock at its current time of 3 minutes to midnight...
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Climate change: Ocean warming underestimated
To date, research on the effects of climate change has underestimated the contribution of seawater expansion to sea level rise due to warming of the oceans. A team of researchers has now investigated, using satellite data, that th...
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The aftermath of 1492: Study shows how Native American depopulation impacted ecology
Among the Pueblo Indians of northern New Mexico, disease didn't break out until nearly a century after their first contact with Europeans, following the establishment of mission churches in the seventeenth century, a team of resea...
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Many dead after another powerful earthquake hits Nepal
At least 48 people have died and another 1,261 have been injured in Nepal due to the latest large earthquake there, said Nepalese government spokesman Minendra Rijal. Thirty-two of the Asian nation's 75 districts were affected. ...
Wind Power Without The Mills
Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds. Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’...
Massive Mississippi Floods May Have Wiped Out Ancient Civilization
Massive floods in the Mississippi River valley may have wiped out an ancient civilization, according to a new study. Cahokia were the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north of Mexico until the year 1200 AD, when the...
Lava Lake On Kilauea Volcano Is Seriously Close To Overflowing
A lava lake on Hawaii's Big Island is mere feet from overflowing. As of Monday morning, the lava's surface was within seven feet of the lake's rim, the highest it's been since the current eruption began in 2008. "Magma is risin...
Saltwater discovered in Antarctica supports possibility of life on Mars
Scientists have discovered a saltwater network 1,000 feet below an ice-free region in Antarctica, and its implications are, literally, out of this world. If life-supporting aquifers can exist in Antarctica, there's a good possibil...
Global warming to blame for most heat extremes - study
Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewing the weather. "Alr...
Officials: Death toll from Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000
Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide fo...
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