Archive | March, 2016

New Computer Model to Predict Effects of Intervention in Indigenous Lifestyles

31 Mar

Managing natural resources can be difficult, but it’s essential to making sure that ecosystems aren’t too disrupted. This is doubly so when there are indigenous people living in the region in question, such as the Makushi or Wai Wai people of southern Guyana in South America. The Amazon is home to a number of indigenous […]

Today’s Carbon Release Rate Highest Since the Dinosaurs

24 Mar

Predicting climate change, and the effects thereof, has never been easy. Generally, when scientists need to figure out how something like that will play out, they look to the past to see how things have gone before. That’s precisely what a team from the University of Hawai’i – Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science […]

Will China Curb Emissions as Promised at the Paris Climate Conference?

18 Mar

Chinese woman riding bike on busy street

Understanding China’s energy policy is made easier through programs sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. Deborah Brautigam, Director of the China Africa Research Initiative; Bill E Ford, Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic; and Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, are just some of the leaders in international affairs and finance who […]

Harsher Summers, but Earlier Springs in North American Grasslands

10 Mar

According to Harvard University researchers, grasslands in North America will be facing higher summer temperatures and widespread drought by the end of the century. In some places that’s already happening, as we saw last summer in California, Oregon, and Washington, all of which saw droughts and record wildfires. As you could expect, those droughts and […]

Air Pollution Linked to Preterm Birth in Women with Asthma

3 Mar

Preterm birth is a problem that, in the United States, affects more than 10% of newborns. According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, women with asthma may be at a greater than normal risk of preterm birth if they are exposed to higher than average levels of some air pollutants. The […]