• The Social Cost of Nitrous Oxide is Understated Under Current Estimates, New Analysis Concludes

    International team of researchers calls for updating impact of greenhouse gas that remains top threat to the ozone layer [...]

  • A Sun Reflector for Earth?

    An international climate intervention workgroup publishes paper exploring the potential risks and benefits of a proposed high-tech climate intervention NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2021 -- Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the last decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth is inRead More [...]

  • New Research: How to Keep Urban-Grown Greens Clean

    Urban community gardeners use a range of best practices to grow healthy crops and limit contamination from metals like lead. While most crops take up very little lead through their roots, especially when soil pH is around neutral, past research has shown that leafy greens in particular can have lead-containing particles attached to their surfaces.Read More [...]

  • Undergraduate Summer Research in Environmental Science Featured by isee systems

    The Fall 2020 edition of The Connector highlights the work of CSURP students Liushan Wuchen and Jorin Dawidowicz. [...]

  • Can Satellites Save a Forest?

    What do you do when there are tiny bugs destroying a critical species across a huge, economically important region? You turn to outer space for help. And researchers from the ASRC are leading the way. [...]

  • Empowering New Yorkers to Scientifically Monitor Our Environment

    A new project at the ASRC helps diverse students and New York City residents create low-cost environmental sensors and become advocates for a cleaner, healthier city. [...]

  • A Novel ‘Human Experiment’: Professor Dianne Greenfield Studies How the Shutdown Has Affected the Waters of Long Island Sound

    Their effort is part of a year-long study, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant, of how stay-at-home orders and the unprecedented decline in commuting and travel in the New York City metropolitan area affected the waters of Long Island Sound. [...]

  • Remediation of your soil? Don’t be mis-lead

    Many gardeners know that plants like sunflowers can remove harmful contaminants from soil. Recent findings suggest that they are not effective at removing lead as previously thought. Exposure to lead causes over 400,000 deaths per year in the US. Lead is not just in paint and pipes; it’s also in soil. For years, plant-lovers haveRead More [...]

  • New Science Communication Fellowship for Graduate Center STEM Students

    The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, is offering a paid science communication fellowship program that will engage two STEM graduate students in learning skills for effectively communicating science to the public. The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development,Read More [...]

  • Announcing Our 2020–2024 Strategic Plan

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, This spring concludes our celebration of the ASRC’s fifth year of work. We have recognized this milestone through a series of events that have engaged the CUNY community and other stakeholders in reflecting on how we will best pursue our vision: a world where human, societal and environmental well-being are vastly improved because ofRead More [...]