We show that flood defenses combining ‘green’ and ‘grey’ features are more beneficial than considered earlier. Beyond wave reduction, ‘green’ salt marshes can lower flood impacts simply by limiting breach size when ‘grey’ engineered structures fail and do so even more effective under sea-level rise
Beyond 'business-as-usual': using news media and satellites to connect drug trafficking to forest loss
Illicit activity- intentionally hidden behavior- is often left out of quantitative analyses of land changes like forest loss. Creative data approaches-like using news media as a proxy for drug trafficking- can overcome challenges and enable causal analysis.
Nanotechnology offers many potential, high impact solutions to advance agriculture sustainably, but at what cost? A sustainable solution will enhance performance with minimal environmental impact. Which nano-enabled agriculture solutions offer the greatest benefit at the lowest environmental cost?
By Chunjie Li and Wopke van der Werf.
We evaluate the high potential of PEF produced from industrial carbon dioxide emissions and non-food derived biomass which is an alternative to its counterpart PET.
Almost a century ago, against the backdrop of the Great Depression, North America's Great Plains were devastated by drought, dust and record heat—known as the Dust Bowl decade. We set out to understand more about the Dust Bowl heatwaves and to achieve this, we sought help from people world-wide.
Is a gallon conserved a gallon save? The Unintended Consequences of Water Conservation on the Reuse of Treated Municipal Wastewater