Sand is a foundational element of our cities, our homes, our landscapes and seascapes. How we will interact with the material in the future, however, is less certain.
Seaports Expected to Grow by up to Fourfold by 2050
New research finds adaptation of ports to sea level rise cheap compared to new construction needed to keep up with growing maritime trade.
Tornado Warnings Don’t Adequately Prepare Mobile Home Residents
A survey of the southeastern United States shows that nearly half of mobile home residents don’t know where to shelter during a tornado, and many aren’t getting the resources they need to survive one.
AGU Honored with the First Clean Energy DC Award
AGU aspires to lead by demonstrating that a building on a tight urban footprint can operate on a net-zero energy basis while providing a productive and healthy place to work and meet.
Stress Testing for Climate Impacts with “Synthetic Storms”
How well would your city weather a hurricane? Digitally “moving” past storms to new locations simulates the effects of extreme weather events on local infrastructure.
Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Untreated sewage could affect 5 times more people than direct flooding, a new study shows.
Sea Level Rise May Swamp Many Coastal U.S. Sewage Plants
Cities typically build wastewater treatment facilities in low-lying areas. A new national study identifies which plants are most vulnerable to coastal flooding.
Engineering New Foundations for a Thawing Arctic
Researchers experiment with new building supports to prepare the Arctic for rapid shifts in permafrost and ground stability.
American Geophysical Union Approves Renovation of Headquarters
The transformed headquarters, to be completed by December 2018, features a design geared toward communicating science to the community, sparking collaboration, and reducing environmental impact.
Advancing Science Through the Renovation of AGU's Headquarters
Earth and space science society aims to showcase science, promote collaboration, and push the limits of sustainable practice through renovation of its headquarters.