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Archive: Science & Technology

27 Apr 2016

From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures. READ MORE

25 Apr 2016

Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests. READ MORE

21 Apr 2016

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

by VIRGINIA GEWIN
In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge. READ MORE

13 Apr 2016

How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

12 Apr 2016

For James Hansen, the Science Demands Activism on Climate

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
Climate scientist James Hansen has crossed the classic divide between research and activism. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he responds to critics and explains why he believes the reality of climate change requires him to speak out. READ MORE

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27 Apr 2016: From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

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12 Apr 2016: For James Hansen, the Science Demands Activism on Climate


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