While the country debates which kind of bag is safest for the environment — paper, or plastic — a more holistic and quantitative technique can help inform policy decisions.
Tag "Environmental Science"
A new micro-technology combats a macro-problem — global warming, as fueled by astonishing rates of carbon dioxide emissions.
A new documentary series from National Geographic and Passion Planet attempts to inspire a deeper affinity between viewers and wildlife, but is beset by contrived drama.
In 2010, a government release reported that one third of the oil dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in the famous BP spill was unaccounted for. Where do we look for these missing gallons?
A team of researchers from Yale, Ohio State University, and the University of Copenhagen examined a Peruvian ice core for toxic trace metals, which indicate atmospheric conditions across many years. The scientists found, surprisingly, that Spanish colonial mining in South America caused significant atmospheric pollution prior to the Industrial Revolution.
In a trip to Nicaragua over spring break, professor Jaehong Kim and his ENVE 140 class applied environmental engineering technologies to water and air quality testing in the field.
A historical record of monsoon depressions shows that a certain type of monsoon storm is on the decline. Yale postdoctorate fellow Naftali Cohen explores this claim with professor William Boos, providing new insight and revising our understanding of how our climate works.
A documentary on GMOs fails to provide a sufficient scientific explanation of the pertaining issues.
New research by F&ES graduates indicates that human land-use and soil disturbance are releasing significant quantities of ancient carbon from soils into aquatic systems. Some of this long-sequestered carbon enters the atmosphere and contributes to carbon dioxide accumulation.
Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather
In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.