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ASU collaborates on virtual field trip to Makalawena, Hawai'i

ASU collaborates on virtual field trip to Makalawena, Hawai'i

Thanks to a partnership between Arizona State University and Kamehameha Schools in Hawai’i, people around the world can visit two of Hawai’i's natural and cultural sites without having to leave their computer. ASU’s School of Sustainability and Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX Center) have collaborated with Kamehameha Schools on two virtual field trips (VFTs),...

ASU urban climatologist reveals hottest and coolest spots on Tempe campus

ASU urban climatologist reveals hottest and coolest spots on Tempe campus

Urban climatologists Ariane Middel (senior sustainability scientist and assistant professor with two schools at Arizona State University) and Scott Krayenhoff did a three-year study of the Tempe campus, mapping out the three coolest (and hottest) spots on campus, taking readings even during excessive heat and record temperatures and discovering what works best to stay cool. The...

When roundworms lose, carbon emissions rise

When roundworms lose, carbon emissions rise

Soil food webs play a key role in supporting grassland ecosystems, which cover about one-quarter of the land on Earth. Climate change poses a threat to these environments, partly because of the uncertainty of extremes in rainfall, which is projected to increase. To learn more about the effects of these extreme events, a team of soil...