Monthly Archives: June 2015

Obama uses executive power to address water pollution

As President Barack Obama heads into the later stages of his presidency, there are many initiatives that the administration has made priorities – and as of late, it appears that healthy waterways is one of them. According to a recent White House statement, President Obama and his administration aim to make water pollution more of a … Continue reading Obama uses executive power to address water pollution

Recent EPA study raises more questions about fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly known, is a subject that’s caused some degree of political polarization. At the center of this controversy¬†is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But based on a June 5 paper published by the EPA, there may be more questions than answers regarding water contamination and fracking. Both … Continue reading Recent EPA study raises more questions about fracking

Forecasting future changes to ecosystems

All it takes is turning on the news to see that our global ecosystem is in a fragile state due to environmental factors, including climate change. Understanding how ecosystems evolve, function and thrive helps researchers to predict future changes. This will ultimately affect not just biological and chemical fluctuations, but also impact public health, agricultural patterns and … Continue reading Forecasting future changes to ecosystems