Enabling Environment

Australian Farmers’ Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites

19th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Australia has been described as the “front line of the battle for climate change adaptation”, and our farmers are the ones who have to lead the charge. Farmers will have to cope, among other pressures, with longer droughts, more erratic rainfall, higher temperatures, and changes to the timing of seasons. Yet,… [more]

Are We Restoring the Everglades Just So The Ocean Can Swallow It Back Up?

19th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Are we restoring the Everglades just so the ocean can swallow a lot of it back up? Eighteen years into the multibillion-dollar restoration of the Everglades, a scientific review committee called Wednesday for a broad re-examination of future projects in light of the changing climate and rising oceans.… [more]

Hurricanes Remind Us Sand Is Not A Renewable Resource

19th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Beachside communities beginning to rebuild after two catastrophic hurricane impacts on the United States, they should ask whether beach nourishment offers enough protection from erosion and flooding. Hurricane Michael recently struck Florida’s panhandle as a devastating category 4 storm packing 155mph winds. Barely a month earlier, Hurricane Florence… [more]

Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘Song’ Could Lead To New Remote Monitoring Techniques

19th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab’s surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic “tones” scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research. The Ross Ice Shelf is Antarctica’s… [more]

Extreme Botany: The Precarious Science of Endangered Rare Plants

19th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “They don’t make the headlines the way charismatic animals such as rhinos and elephants do. But there are thousands of critically endangered plants in the world, and a determined group of botanists are ready to go to great lengths to save them. To save plants that… [more]

Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change

18th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Conversation.  “Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which tend to focus on the wider impact and global threats to our contemporary world. Yet these threats impact everything, from local cultural practices to iconic sites of outstanding universal value. In light… [more]