Environmental Sciences Initiative

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]