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Recent Study on Declining Snowpack Levels by ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann Featured in The Maple News

Details of ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann’s latest study on the effect of declining snowpack levels on sugar maple trees have been featured in The Maple News: A loss of snowpack, and in turn a deeper frost layer, dramatically reduces the ability of the sugar maple to take up water and nutrients through frost damaged roots, according to researchers. […] Read More…

ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann Pens Article for The Conversation Exploring the Risk of Declining Winter Snowpack in Northeast Forests

Environmental Science Initiative researcher Andrew Reinmann has a new article published in The Conversation—a news platform that allows academics to share their expertise with the general public and shed light on key news events of the day. In this new piece, Reinmann and his research partner, Boston University researcher Pamela Templer, breakdown findings from their […] Read More…

Study Shows Winter Snowpack Declines May Reduce Tree Growth and the Ability of Forests to Filter Carbon from Our Air and Water

Findings also suggest a variety of industries in the Northeast could be negatively affected by warming trends, including maple syrup, timber and snow sports  NEW YORK, December 1, 2018 – Researchers conducting a 5-year-long study examining snow cover in a northern hardwood forest region found that projected changes in climate could lead to a 95 […] Read More…

ESI scientists publish new findings on thermal pollution impacts in the Mississippi River watershed

Scientists from The City University of New York (CUNY), Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have published a new paper in Environmental Research Letters evaluating thermal pollution, typically addressed in terms of its impact on aquatic habitat and life, with respect to its constraints on electricity production for the first time. The paper — “Thermal […] Read More…

Scientists at City University of New York and Harvard University Team Up with UBS Asset Management to Establish a “New Calculus for Sustainable Investing”

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2018 – Scientists at The City University of New York (CUNY) and Harvard University, in partnership with UBS Asset Management, have developed a scientific framework to inform investment decisions that make positive contributions to sustainable environmental stewardship and human well-being. Among the beneficiaries are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals that promote […] Read More…

Microbe Cataloguing on a Mega Scale

Microbes are incredibly varied and key to earth’s biodiversity. Cataloging their abundance, composition, and characterization is a daunting task — one that has never been undertaken, until now. A groundbreaking global study of microbial diversity that included researchers with the Environmental Sciences Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, […] Read More…

Seminar on Tuesday, November 14 on reforestation project in Haiti by John Winings

The Environmental Sciences Initiative is co-hosting a seminar with Dr. Michael Piasecki (CCNY/Crossroads) to be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 10am by John Winings of the Haiti Reforestation Partnership! It will be in the first floor seminar room. Please see the flyer here: ASRC-ESI-WiningsJ-Seminar-2017-11-14[1].   Data collection, quality control, and analysis under unique conditions: Monitoring a […] Read More…

New Study Suggests the United States’ Power Supply Has the Capacity to be More Adaptable to Climate Change than Previously Predicted

NEW YORK, October 30, 2017 — Climate change scientists warn that the continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to cause major disruptions to the global climate system leading to more extreme weather, sea level rise, and biodiversity loss. The changes also will compromise our capacity to generate electricity. In recent decades, capacity losses at […] Read More…