Cornell Launches Free Climate Change Course Online — September 11-October 1, 2017

FREE Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action Online Course Course Dates: September 11-October 1, 2017 Registration Link: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe5/form/SV_d68I902D6SPzts1 Questions? E-mail civicecologylab@gmail.com Format You will learn about basic climate change science, impacts, communication strategies, and actions. You will participate in weekly online discussions and complete short quizzes and compete a final project in which you apply what you …

NSF Funds Project to Create Commercial Fertilizer Out of Wastewater Nutrients

Read the full story from the University of Arkansas. A $2.4 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and their colleagues at two other institutions to develop a chemical process that converts nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater into commercial fertilizer. The goal of …

Report highlights farm manure pollution in four PA counties

Read the full story in Bay Journal. With Pennsylvania lagging badly in helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new report by an environmental group highlights the role that intensive livestock farming plays in the state’s shortcoming. Four south-central Pennsylvania counties where animal manure is heavily used to fertilize crops “contribute disproportionately” to the …

Nutrient Stewardship Demands Data Stewardship

Read the full story at CropLife. This summer, the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) participated in a symposium on data stewardship, at the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s annual meeting in Madison, WI. The IPNI and its partners are increasingly seeing the need for doing a better job of stewarding the evidence base that supports …

New Study Reveals Journalists Have a Hand in Controlling Public Engagement with Climate Change

Read the full story from the Society for Risk Analysis. Could fear and hope hold the key to building support for public climate change policies? News articles that stir these emotions could influence support for regulations meant to curb climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Risk Analysis: An International Journal. The …