Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Although earlier studies indicated that establishing protected areas in poor regions can lead to reductions in poverty, there was no… more »
From the shores of Hawaii to Alaska and the Greek isles, Pam Longobardi has witnessed the same upsetting scene countless times — huge fishing nets, plastic bottles, broken toys and unrecognizable remains of plastic objects fouling an otherwise beautiful landscape.
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city.
Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather stations in the Atlanta metropolitan… more »