Research teams are developing models to predict the way fires will behave. Information from these simulations is bringing valuable information to firefighters’ relentless struggle against forest fires.
climate change response efforts need the social sciences, to understand men’s and women’s different experience of the problem and, especially, to benefit from the best possible solutions.
Sunscreens, while vital for protecting our skin from UV radiation, contain compounds that are not necessarily innocuous for the environment.
In 2011, emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union fell to their lowest levels since 1990, says the European Environment Agency in a recent report. Good news, certainly, but behind the results lies a complex reality of contributing factors and the global economy
Glacier-fed rivers constitute a unique, harsh environment where only a few species are able to survive. Their study allows the establishment of very complete food webs that can be used as a model to understand those of other systems. In addition, glaciers are very sensitive to climate change.
Wildlife conservation is a race against the clock to save endangered species. With Instant Wild, an interactive website and iPhone app, the Zoological Society of London has put this essential task into the hands of the public.
It may be full of potential, but wind power is still a young industry with many design challenges that prevent it from scaling up. From an environmental perspective, how can designers and entrepreneurs lower the technology’s impact on local ecosystems?