Expedition Directory - Environment
the giant elephant quest
The giant elephants of West Nepal were a legend until in 1992 a Scientific Exploration Society expedition discovered two of these enormous beasts living in the Bardia Park in a remote corner of this H...
Duration : Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
bering sea ecosystem expedition
The Bering Sea is a wildly productive ecosystem. U.S. and Russian fishing fleets pull hundreds of millions of pounds of fish and crab from its waters each year. All that productivity is because a part...
Duration : Apr 2009 - May 2009
lophelia ii 2009: deepwater coral expedition: reefs, rigs and wrecks
This is the third cruise in a four-year project sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS), a division of the Department of the...
Duration : Aug 2009 - Sep 2009
expedition to the phoenix islands protected area
Join an international team of scientists, divers, photographers and officials heading to the Phoenix Islands, a remote archipelago of coral islands in the equatorial Pacific, on a 3-week research miss...
Duration : Not Available
the plastiki expedition 2010
Saving the environment one plastic bottle at a time...
Duration : Not Available
expedition borneo 2010
The Heart of Borneo Rainforest is one of the most important and least studied ecosystems on earth, but it\'s disappearing at an alarming rate.

We work to protect this rainforest from ...
Duration : Not Available
the greeland glacier expedition
Greenland—the world’s largest island—is also home to one of the world’s largest ice sheets (after Antarctica). If Greenland’s two-mile-thick ice sheet melts completely, it would ultimately raise globa...
Duration : Not Available
reef check australia
Reef Check Australia is a not-for-profit environmental organisation that engages the Australian community in coral reef conservation at a unique level. We are part of a global network of volunteers wh...
Duration : Not Available
antarctic expedition
We are very proud to welcome you to our 8th annual Students on Ice expedition to Antarctica! This year we are thrilled to have an extraordinary team of 64 students from around the world, and 25 phenom...
Duration : Not Available
soi international polar year
The Students on Ice - International Polar Year Arctic Youth Expedition 2007 is one of the most exciting and important contributions to the International Polar Year, and one of the most comprehensive y...
Duration : Not Available
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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...
mirror.co.uk - Home - News
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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