Greening Our World
In honor of Climate Week 2012, the Academy offers scientific resources on conservation and sustainability.
Published September 24, 2012
This week, Climate Week NYC 2012, comes to the Academy's home city. The annual summit will bring together businesses and government representatives in public events throughout the city, with the aim of scaling-up clean technologies to create jobs and boost the economy.
In honor of Climate Week NYC, the Academy presents a host of resources that will provide you with the latest scientific thinking about conservation, energy sustainability, and climate change. Whether your interests in going green lie near (your local farmer's market) or far (refugee camps in developing countries), help us celebrate Climate Week by expanding your knowledge with our latest challenges, publications, and podcasts.
Micronutrient powders (MNPs) are a critical malnutrition intervention in low-resource environments, such as refugee camps in developing countries. MNP packaging is designed to protect vital nutrients from degradation, but the packets are difficult to recycle, destroy, or repurpose. Do you have a novel idea for reducing or eliminating the ecological consequences of MNP packaging? Don't delay—submissions are due September 30!
As modern cities expand and as new cities develop, conservationists are faced with the challenge of preserving nature in evolving landscapes, as well as of evaluating the worth of their efforts.
How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century ... or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem?
This volume features papers on diverse topics in ecology and conservation science and policy, such as protection of orangutans; the impact of nature on experience and cognitive and mental health; controlling the spread of invasive plants; and much more.
Locavorism is all the rage these days, but does science back it up? Is local food more nutritious? Can it improve our environment? Find out from a panel of experts in this podcast.
As the human population continues to grow, demand for more energy and for high quality healthcare increases. At the forefront of tackling both of these issues are chemical engineers.
How can Earth possibly meet its growing energy demands without destroying the environment? Experts on wind, nuclear, hydropower, and other energy forms debate the most promising paths forward.
Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Final Report
The ClimAID assessment provides information on climate change impacts and adaptation for eight sectors in New York State: water resources, coastal zones, ecosystems, agriculture, energy, transportation, telecommunications, and public health.
Oysters—once more abundant in New York Harbor than anywhere else in the world—fell victim to over-harvesting and pollution. But today, New York's oysters are making a comeback and helping to clean up the Harbor.
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