Earth News Journal 36: United States Wetland Loss

According to a recent study funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the United States’ wetlands are suffering from multiple threats, most notably from coastal development and intensive tropical storms. The study, led by Tom Dahl and co-author Susan-Marie Stedman of theContinue reading “Earth News Journal 36: United States Wetland Loss”

Earth News Journal 34: Turkey Tunnel & Earthquake Resistance

One revolutionary project that has just finished construction is the Marmaray undersea tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey. According to a November article on the National Geographic Daily News website, this visionary transportation tube was designed to allow “commuters to take a train across the Bosphorus Strait and skip Istanbul’s notoriously congested roadways.”

Earth News Journal 33: Earthquakes and Carbon Injections

The first study in recent years of carbon injection risks has confirmed a rather unintended consequence, earthquakes, according to a November article from the National Geographic Daily News collection. Published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study blames a cluster of 18 small earthquakes in western Texas to theContinue reading “Earth News Journal 33: Earthquakes and Carbon Injections”