Researchers have discovered a region of highly compacted sediments that could increase earthquake and tsunami danger off Washington and northern Oregon. (Courtesy University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
In the Peruvian Amazon, a researcher studies a fire set by farmers in order to clear land. (Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute)
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Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger

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Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment

MS in Sustainability Management Professor Christoph Meinrenken will bring his expertise to SUMA in Spring 2018 with a new course, Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment.

by |November 22, 2017
Snowy day in Antarctica.

Wind, Snow and Ice: Summer in Antarctica

The theme of the past week has been the weather. Weather is of course always happening, but in the lingo of McMurdo Station, ‘weather’ means ‘bad weather.’

by |November 21, 2017
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What We Know About Medicanes—Hurricane-Like Storms in the Mediterranean

They’re rare but can be dangerous, as demonstrated by Medicane Numa’s destruction in Greece last week.

by |November 21, 2017
Researchers have discovered a region of highly compacted sediments that could increase earthquake and tsunami danger off Washington and northern Oregon. (Courtesy University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger

Tightly packed sediments help the Cascadia Subduction Zone generate large earthquakes, and could boost its ability to trigger a large tsunami.

by |November 20, 2017
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New York City’s Subways Need Congestion Pricing Now

Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.

by |November 20, 2017