Questionable future water resource availability addressed at American Geophysical Union conference

November 15, 2012 – Water covers some 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Despite being so abundant in the past, the question that is being asked recently by many scientists is how long will water be readily available to nourish life on Earth? The answers may be fount at the the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), held in San Francisco from Dec. 3-7, 2012 where scientists funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program will meet to address water…

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National Science Foundation Awards Grants for Research on Coupled Natural and Human Systems

October 1, 2012 – Mile-a-minute weed or forest killer, it’s called. Mikania micranthais an exotic, invasive species that spreads quickly, covering crops, smothering trees and rapidly altering the environment. Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program will explore the factors that led to an invasion of M. micrantha in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. The project is one of 18 funded this year by the CNH program, which addresses how humans and the environment interact. Total funding for the 2012 awards is $17.6 million.…

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