Temperature Anomalies

One of my students sent me this visualization of temperature anomalies by country since 1900.  Data from NASA.

 

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The Warmest Year Yet!

For the third year running, Earth’s thermostat broke a new record: 2016 was the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880.

Read more HERE.

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ENV Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 semester begins on Monday, January 9th.  You must register for classes by 11:59pm on the 8th.  I am offering two sections of ENV 121 (Tues./Thurs. 12:30 – 3:10pm and Tues./Thurs. 4:30 – 7:10pm) and one of ENV 122 (Mon./Wed. 4:30 – 7:10pm).  Register for your classes at http://www.nvcc.edu/admissions/register.html.

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New Publication in Diversity and Distributions with NOVA Students

In spring 2014, ENV 121 and 122 students participated in a collaborative research project called Toads, Roads, and Nodes.  Students used real data from the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program and a GIS mapping program to investigate which habitat variables affect frog species abundance.  Three students traveled with Dr. Bozarth to Santa Barbara, CA to participate in data analysis with faculty and students from eleven colleges at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.  Here is the new publication: Effects of Roads and Land Use on Frogs Across Spatial Scales and Regions in the Eastern and Central United States. Diversity and Distributions 2016

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Graphic of greenhouse gas emissions by sector.  Wow!

GHG emissions by sector graphic

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Environmental Science Student Poster Event

Students enjoy browsing posters by Environmental Science students at our Spring 2016 event.  Students made posters on topics such as green home cleaning products, electric cars, ship breaking, and LEED building certification.  Special thanks to TILT for printing the posters.

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Environmental Science Fall 2016

ENV 121 and 122 are great ways to fulfill your “Physical and Life Science” degree requirements.  I am teaching two sections of ENV 121 (T/R 2:00 – 4:40pm and T/R 5:00 – 7:40pm) and one section of ENV 122 (M/W 4:30 – 7:10pm).  Register today!

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Dora Kelly Nature Park

ENV 121 students don’t let the rain or the lack of leaves stop them from identifying trees at Dora Kelly Nature Park.

ENV 121 at Dora Kelley Nature Park

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How birds are affected by an oil spill

ENV 122 students compared wet and oiled feathers under a microscope to see how birds are affected by an oil spill.  The left side of the feather is wet and the right side is oiled.feather dry and oiled

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Fall 2015 ENV 122 Class Visits Alexandria Renew Enterprises

My Fall 2015 ENV 122 students toured Alexandria Renew Enterprises’ wastewater treatment plant.  In this picture, students are learning about the control room at the plant.

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