21 Year Old Leading Pacific Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Sarah Grossman-Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post THE OCEAN CLEANUP It’s time to see if this activist’s plan to clean the ocean can really hold water. Boyan Slat, a 21-year-old who gained worldwide recognition two years ago for his ambitious plan to rid the oceans of plastics, is one step closer to making his idea a reality. […]

Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts

by AMNH on 01/21/2014  RESEARCH POSTS A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts earlier and freezes later each year, polar bears have a limited amount of time to […]

FAS Capacity-Building Efforts in Central America Yield Benefits There and at Home

Posted by Robert Schubert, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development, on June 27, 2016 Pablo Chacón, a young Guatemalan farmer who is studying agroforestry at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Turrialba, Costa Rica, can now show the people in his home community how livestock grazing and hardwood forests can […]

Desert Museum in Egypt Focuses on Fossils and Climate Change

A new museum has opened in the middle of the Egyptian desert, focusing on prior marine life in the region, and also placing an emphasis on the impacts of climate change. The museum was designed to be eco-friendly, and is powered via renewable energy. This video provides a tour of the museum, and highlights the […]

Preserving a Giant Squid at The Museum of Natural History

Jonathan Ablett, Curator of Mollusks for the Natural History Museum in London, discusses how the museum received an intact giant squid specimen measuring over 8 meters in length. Ablett goes on to explain the challenges of preserving such a large specimen, and some of the sights and smells associated with the giant squid.   View article

Mexico Hurricane Patricia

México.- protection is important to emphasize that we can not skip hydrometerological concerns. The magnitude of this phenomenon we have never seen in this country, there is a history of hurricanes we’ve had in the country but none of the magnitude and this intensity, said the Director General of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Roberto […]

Bridging the information gap: making local governance more responsive

Adaptation Learning Highways is a strategic process that fosters information and knowledge exchange between communities, scientist, and policy makers to inform the decision-making process and make it more inclusive. By basing planned adaptation on autonomous community adaption it is hoped that planned adaptation will be more effective, targeted, and responsive to community needs. To do […]