2016 report from researchers at Colorado State and Harvard universities that provides the first overall assessment of the economic value of America's national parks and programs offered by the National Park Service.
2016 study published in the
Journal of Applied Ecology that looks at how new tracking technology could help prevent animal poaching and international trade involving illegal wildlife parts.
2005 report in
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine that looks at the prevalence and characteristics of alligator attacks on humans in the U.S. from 1948 to 2004.
A study published in Nature looks at whether a fungus that makes tree frogs sing louder may be changing mating behavior to spread a deadly disease.
2016 study published in
Energy Policy that examines U.S. public opinions of offshore drilling based on 10 national polls, with a focus on the underlying factors that shape opinions.
2015 report from Yale University and the University of Florida that estimates the amount of solid waste the U.S. disposed of in 2012 and analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. landfills at capturing gas emissions.
2015 review of recent research on the relationship between the presence of urban vegetation or green space and human health and well-being.
2015 study from the U.S. Geological Survey examining trends in pesticide traces found in waterways across the country and effects on aquatic life and human health.
2014 and 2009 studies from U.C. Riverside, Yale and the Harvard Kennedy School on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
2015 research review in
Science examining a broad range of factors that negatively impact bee health, including declining biodiversity, the role of agrochemicals and climate change.
2015 study in the journal
Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to extract natural gas and shale oil.
2010 study by the University of Maine and others on the effect the ability of whales to sequester carbon and the potential benefits of restoring whale populations.
Researchers from Michigan State, UCLA, the University of Alberta, Université Laval, UC Davis and other institutions discuss food safety and the impact of new media on communications
A 2014 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzing how five land-use scenarios affect future change in U.S. urban areas, forests, rangeland and more.