Aug. 17, 2022

From Southwestern deserts to tropical mangrove reefs, everywhere humans live or go we impact the environment, and the environment impacts us. Fifteen new projects totaling more than $21.6 million funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will explore these complex interactions in ecosystems around the globe, examine how they affect a variety of species from humans to bees to trees, and develop tools and models that can be used to predict future impacts to vital resources.


Dec. 14, 2020

Submissions are being sought for a special issue in the international journal New Sciences and Technologies in Soil Conservation and Eco-Sustainability. Articles exploring the applications of the telecoupling framework specifically are mentioned. The submission deadine is April 30.


Oct. 29, 2020

Telecoupling, , has been included in a new reference work for Geography: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology

The 15-volume work, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., both in hard copy and online, is a resource for libraries, geographers, GIScientists, students and academic departments around the globe. Updated annually, encyclopedia is the authoritative reference work in the field of geography.


Sept. 4, 2020

An international group of sustainability scientists work to understand the most effective targets at which to aim to enabling leaders in government, business, civil society and academia to spark transformative changes towards a more just and sustainable world. The work appears in the British journal People and Nature.


Jan. 1, 2020

Nations across the world are following a United Nations blueprint to build a more sustainable future – but a new study shows that blueprint leads less to a castle in the sky, and more to a house that needs constant remodeling.


May 20, 2020

A new book brings together leading experts on telecoupling and land-use.

Telecoupling -- Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World presents a comprehensive exploration of the emerging concept and framework of telecoupling and how it can help create a better understanding of land-use change in a globalised world.


Dec. 10, 2019

The social and environmental costs of wildfires have grown dramatically in recent decades, and more information is needed to understand how communities can better organize in the face of this growing hazard, scientists have found.

Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) program are exploring the potential for adaptive social networks in fire-prone regions to improve communities' ability to cope with increasingly large and intense wildfires.


Nov. 29, 2018

Since 1977, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)’s annual three-month Young Scientists Summer Program offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. 


Sept. 24, 2018

A toxic red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is killing swaths of marine life and affecting the health of people living along Florida's southwest coast. Nationwide, harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. Excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus flowing downstream act as fertilizer, sparking these blooms in waterbodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay.