Friday, June 17, 2016
Drought and desertification causes soils to erode or disappear, removes drinking water, reduces biodiversity and degrades agricultural land to the extent that 12 million hectares are lost. Earthwatch’s programmes take action to manage current and future drought challenge around the world.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
In our latest blog post (complete with video!), Dr. Bernat Claramunt Lopez, Earthwatch’s lead scientist for the expedition Wildlife in the Changing Andorran Pyrenees, explains the services these landforms provide for both animals and humans, and how climate change may affect them.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Years of planning ended in two weeks of wrangling, debates, coalitions, late nights, deadlines, drafting and redrafting the UN climate agreement was finally signed on Sunday. But what does the UN climate agreement mean for individuals and the private sector?
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
After two weeks of climate negotiations in Paris, nearly 200 nations came together to sign an historic agreement to stem the effects of climate change. On Friday, December 18th, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., Dr. Bill Moomaw – a climate expert and Chair of the Science Committee at Earthwatch – will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” event on Reddit – an online forum where he will answer any and all questions about the implications of the new agreement. In the meantime, check out this blog post from Bill that gives some background on the climate talks.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I crouched low in the grass at the edge of the nets, clutching my radio--and that's when we heard the signal: the herd was closing in. A cloud of dust rose on the horizon. Nine argali sheep--the largest wild sheep in the world--ran towards us across the rocky terrain, followed closely by several Mongolian horsemen.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
This multimedia story takes a closer look at Churchill, Manitoba as a “canary in the coal mine” of the large-scale challenge of climate change. Filled with images, videos, and vignettes about Earthwatch volunteers in Churchill, pick and choose what you want to read--or read the whole thing through.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
EMC uses big data to better understand climate change as part of White House Climate Data Initiative program
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Hopkinton, MA, December 9, 2014 – EMC Corporation, Pivotal, and the Earthwatch Institute, in association with the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, today announced Big Data vs. Climate Change: EMC & Citizen Scientists Team Up. This new program, announced in conjunction with the White House Climate Data Initiative, will enable the study of interactions between nature and climate and promote the engagement of citizen scientists using big data lakes, analytic tools and visualizations.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In early November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its fifth and most in-depth report on climate change. The results were grim, as climate change reports these days tend to be. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea levels have risen, and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased. Our influence on the climate system is real and growing every day.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In December, Earthwatch’s new Lead Scientist Dr. Cristina Eisenberg will join Climate Change and Caterpillars in Costa Rica. Led by University of Nevada’s Dr. Lee Dyer, the aim of the project is to study the complex relationships between caterpillars, the plants they eat, the parasitoids that eat them, and the climate changes that will reshape the rainforest.