• Colorado researchers believe debris increases snowmelt

    A skiing enthusiast, Danielle Perrot has understandable concern for the condition of her recreational surface. If the snow is too dirty, it sticks to the skis. If it melts too early, the ski season ends prematurely. If...

  • Water probe is a breakthrough on predicting glacial movement

    Graduate students in Greenland monitoring glacial movements and the effect climate change has on the icy behemoths successfully tested a probe that shows real-time glacial fluctuation, according to a report in Scientific American by one of the...

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    Volcano monitoring to help reduce risk in Caribbean, Latin America

    A team of researchers from British universities and international organizations launched a five-year study aimed to reduce risk to those living near active volcanoes in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a press release from the...

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    UC Berkeley sensor network tracks city carbon emissions

    An air quality sensor network planned by the University of California, Berkeley will give researchers a picture of Oakland’s greenhouse gas emissions at a finer scale than previous city-wide monitoring networks, according to a news release from...

  • Continent-wide environmental observing network breaks ground

    With recent groundbreaking ceremonies in Florida and Massachusetts, the National Ecological Observatory Network marked the beginning of construction at two of its 62 planned sites for monitoring environmental change across North America. The National Science Foundation-funded, non-profit...