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Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous […] Read more >

USF Sows the SEEDS of Renewable Energy Storage

9/16/2008 // By NWF

Electricity storage is fast becoming the holy grail of sustainable energy. The performance of solar panels is intermittent, with panels functioning optimally on sunny days, marginally when it is overcast, and not at all when it is dark. Similarly, wind […] Read more >

Students Reach Out to Local Businesses, Reduce Pollution

9/16/2008 // By NWF

Opportunities are on the rise for students interested in preventing pollution, improving air quality, and pioneering sustainable technologies in their communities. University campuses, long considered hubs of innovation, are beginning to incorporate technological centers which aim to help local businesses, […] Read more >

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection or absorption of sunlight. Because trees lock carbon dioxide away […] Read more >