Johanna Press ’15, a geology & geophysics major, won an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting for her work on modelling toxic trace element concentrations in the San Francisco Bay.
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Part of NWA 7325, the first meteorite on Earth believed to have come from Mercury is on display at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
As federal agencies endure budget cuts from the March sequestration, funding shortages are taking an early toll on medical research. Scientists who rely on federal research grants are finding it more difficult to continue their research at the quality and efficiency of previous years.
Bill McKibben’s Eaarth not only strikingly describes the desolate state our planet is currently in and how it came to be this way, but also prescribes a plan to revert this change for the sake of current and future generations.
Tons of waste are transported to landfills every day, but plasma gasification aims to change that. Plasma gasification plants convert trash into syngas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) which can then be converted into electricity or fuel, all without producing the harmful byproducts of incineration.
The fate of many species is uncertain in the face of climate change. While some can adapt to changes, others cannot, and might face extinction.. Most studies that try to determine likely winners and losers use the “climate envelope” approach,