Environment

Tracking the lost crops of the ancient world

By Public Affairs on April 21, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants

Why some crops became globally important in the last 400 years, while others were ‘lost’ in our modern food-webs, remains a bit of a mystery, says Xinyi Liu, assistant professor of archaeology but “changes in ecological, culinary, and cultural importance all played roles.” Click here to read the ...

Washington University students Taylor Blevin and Talia Rubnitz advocating for a low limit on carbon emissions at COP21 in Paris.

What students say about climate change

By Public Affairs on April 18, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability

The six Washington University students who went to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris are well prepared, resilient, tough-minded and in this fight for the duration. Click here to read the full article and learn about their experiences as student observers and see ...

Xinyi Liu, PhD, assistant professor of archaeology gives progress report on his I-CARES funded research focused on studying the archaeology of food domestication. (PHOTO: Myra Lopez, April 2, 2016)

2015 I-CARES funding recipients report on findings

By myralopez on April 5, 2016 in Biofuels, Climate, Energy, Environment, News

Thermal troubles in the tropics. The impact of aerosol emissions in South Asia. A study of heavy metals in St. Louis-area urban gardens. Those are just some of the research projects that received seed funding in 2015 from the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability a...

Crickette Sanz (right), Associate Professor of Anthropology, conducting research in the Republic of Congo's Goualougo Triangle.

Sustainable logging practices and the future of African great apes

By myralopez on October 2, 2015 in Environment, News

Demand for natural resources, new emerging economies and growing domestic needs in Sub-Saharan African countries have rapidly ushered in an era of industrial capitalism. Within central Africa this means a recent expansion of industrial timber extraction that is endangering one of the last strongh...