Russ E. Davis was awarded the 2015 Maurice Ewing Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "significant contributions to the ocean sciences."
How Biofuels Can Cool Our Climate and Strengthen Our Ecosystems
Critics of biofuels like ethanol argue they are an unsustainable use of land. But with careful management, next-generation grass-based biofuels can net climate savings and improve their ecosystems.
Andrew F. Nagy Receives 2015 John Adam Fleming Medal
Andrew F. Nagy was awarded the 2015 John Adam Fleming Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences."
Oil Dispersants Deadly to a Common Estuary Species
Research on two dispersants used to break up spilled oil suggests that the chemicals can kill or harm a widely–found shrimp important to estuary habitats. The toxicity increases in less salty water.
Newly Passed Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
The new spending bill that Congress passed today provides an increase in funding for NASA, USGS, NOAA, and more.
Cassak, Ehlmann, Heald, Jackson, and Maher Receive 2015 James B. Macelwane Medals
Paul Cassak, Bethany List Ehlmann, Colette L. Heald, Matt Jackson, and Kate Maher were awarded the 2015 James B. Macelwane Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist."
Trying Out Muons to Detect Carbon Leaks
Scientists look into tracking carbon dioxide within a sequestration reservoir—and spotting possible leaks—by observing naturally generated, fast-moving muons that penetrate the underground storage area.
Assessing U.S. Fire Risks Using Soil Moisture Satellite Data
NASA satellite data and models provide information for mapping fire risks nationwide, giving agencies tools for fire response, say scientists at the AGU Fall Meeting.
NSF Director Cautions Against Politicizing Science
France Córdova says that elected officials are generally supportive of science and technology but that the political environment can be challenging.
The Coming Blue Revolution
Managing water scarcity, one of the most pressing challenges society faces today, will require a novel conceptual framework to understand our place in the hydrologic cycle.