Two Washington University researchers are furthering our understanding of plant biodiversity around the globe. The biodiversity gradient is the increase in species richness that occurs from the poles to the tropics. It is one of the most widely recognized patterns in ecology but no one is sure exactly why it exists. Because the phenomenon is […]
Three WashU 2017 grads share their vision for a world where the environment and the economy are healthy. Sustainability advocates Nick Annin, Elise Fabbro and Nicola Salzman all participated in the International Climate Negotiation Seminar, an advanced Environmental Studies course is for students who will represent Washington University at the United Nations COP (Conference of […]
On behalf of Washington University in St. Louis, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has issued a statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Accord. Read the Chancellor’s full statement in the Source.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a two-year, $1 million grant to Himadri B. Pakrasi, the Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor and director of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), to collaborate with Jonathan Zehr, Distinguished Professor of Ocean Sciences at the University of […]
A team of students from Sam Fox School and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are preparing for Solar Decathalon 2017. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial competition challenges university teams from around the world to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. Winners will be selected on the basis of design […]
Humanity is at a point where we need to make plans to deal with global challenges like energy and the environment from all perspectives in order to live in this planet for the next century with fair enough living quality.
Leaders of developing countries might have a more crucial task — to enhance the public awareness of the environmental crisis the world is facing, and to provide alternative solutions for industry
Literature is able to reach audiences from diverse backgrounds, present the fruits of scientific research in an approachable way, and offer inspirations for new scientific explorations.
Food crops need phosphorus to grow, and farmers are using more and more phosphorus-based fertilizer as they increase crops to feed a growing world population.
Carol Camp Yeakey, director of the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy and Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, shares her perspectives on urban studies in a global context.