Category: Climate Change
2015 report from Yale University and the University of Florida that estimates the amount of solid waste the U.S. disposed of in 2012 and analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. landfills at capturing gas emissions.
2012 study in
PNAS on the frequency of wildfires in the American West over the past 3,000 years and the implications for larger wildfires.
2015 research brief on Americans' perceptions of climate risks and support for policy options, with breakdowns for all 50 states, 435 congressional districts, and 3,000-plus counties.
2014 and 2009 studies from U.C. Riverside, Yale and the Harvard Kennedy School on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
2014 study from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey on the risk of multi-decade droughts in the context of ongoing climate change.
2015 roundup of research on recent technological advances that could enable wider adoption of electrical vehicles powered by sustainable energy sources.
2015 study in the journal
Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
2014 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining the health impacts of particulate matter and black carbon from burning biomass, fossil fuels and other sources.
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to extract natural gas and shale oil.
A 2014 study in the
Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources explores a wide range of issues related to unconventional energy, including well productivity, water use, security and pollution.