2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
2012 review of scientific literature on potential health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas.
2013 study by the University of South Dakota published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on the growing rates of international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences on the problematic pace of global land consumption and agricultural output required to supply the world’s growing population.
2010 policy paper in Science exploring the consequences of policies relating to the export of ivory from African countries.
2011 study by Yale University, Texas A&M, and Boston University on the global impact of low-density urban sprawl.
2012 study from the U.S. Forest Service and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on the relative change in trees, shrubs and other greenery in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas.
2012 study in the journal Nature Climate Change on rates of change in the ocean levels for the Northeastern United States.
2012 metastudy in Nature on the implications of losses in biodiversity.
2012 paper published in the journal Science on historic patterns in carbon dioxide and ocean acidification and the implications for the future.
2011 study in PLoS One on genetic mutations in bedbugs and resistance to insecticides.
2011 study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the effects of oil exposure from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on gulf populations of killifish.
2011 study on the types of introduced woodland pests and the economic costs they incur.
2011 study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on threats to the caribou population of Alberta’s oil sands region.
2011 report from U.S. Forest Service on tree- and plant-thinning techniques used to reduce the chances of intense wildfires
Study by researchers at Towson University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on survival rates and causes of death of gray catbirds
2008 chapter from Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami measuring the action taken in creating and maintaining a Tsunami activity database.
2005 study in Pure and Applied Geophysics testing an earthquake forecasting model against the records of Japanese quakes over 36 years.