Water Ice May Be One of the Most Abundant Substances Found In Our Solar System

January 13, 2018 – Whether talking about the ice worlds of the outer Solar System, the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and comets, it appears that there is “water, water, everywhere.” ... Continue Reading →

Cuba Tackles Climate Change with a Century-Long Plan

January 12, 2018 – Recognizing that climate change is not a short-term thing, the government of Cuba, after experiencing Hurricane Irma in September, has set a course to alter ... Continue Reading →

Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Threatening Ocean and Coastal Waters

January 5, 2018 – Deoxygenation is a growing problem in the ocean. The cause is human. It is our waste and activities that is consuming oxygen through biogeochemistry. The implications ... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between 1.5 and 2.0 When it Comes to Climate Change is Huge

January 4, 2018 – The latest projections from 27 different global climate models indicate that a rise of global mean temperatures of 2 Celsius in the next 50 years will increase ... Continue Reading →

NASA Inspires University of Queensland Researchers to Accelerate Plant Breeding Starting with Wheat

January 4, 2018 – NASA has been experimenting with technologies to help grow staple crops on the International Space Station (ISS) with the ultimate goal to make it possible for ... Continue Reading →

In a Washington Post Opinion Piece, the Author Asks “Is GMO opposition immoral?”

January 3, 2018 – Opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) largely affecting the food we grow, the livestock we raise for dairy and meat, and the insects that prey ... Continue Reading →

What’s in Your Drinking Water Today and Why You Should Care

December 16, 2017 – Today’s guest blog is presented as an infographic and created by Laura Newcomer, a writer, editor, and educator who works in the environmental and personal ... Continue Reading →

Gene-Drive Technology Being Promoted By Farmers to Fight Infestations That Destroy Crops

December 14, 2017 – Re-engineering a fruit fly to make it sterile may be the answer that Northern California cherry orchard growers say will save their industry. The Spotted-Wing ... Continue Reading →

NASA Invites Partners to Develop Technology to Make Us Earth Independent in Space

December 9, 2017 – NASA in its latest public solicitation is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication, and testing of critical components and subsystems for acquisition ... Continue Reading →

Rising Sea Levels and Saltwater Intrusion Poses a Growing Threat to Coastal Populations and Farms

November 28, 2017 – Increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from human activity has led to many unintended consequences: warmer mean atmospheric temperatures, warmer ... Continue Reading →