Reducing the Heat Island Effect, Even During Sweater Weather

The urban heat island effect (UHI) may not be at the forefront of your mind in November. This year-round phenomena is more noticeable in the summer, when cities are anywhere between 1.8 to 5.4°F warmer than surrounding rural areas, on an average day. A 2014 study found Hartford to be, on average, 2.5°F warmer than …

STEM Career Connections: Green Business Development

As we contend with how to manage our changing planet, demand for professionals in environmental fields is increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified solar photovoltaic installer and wind turbine technician as the two fastest growing occupations, with forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists ranking within the top twenty. But what happens if you …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

This month’s Women in Science Spotlight features Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist, policy expert, and Brooklyn, NY native. She earned her PhD in marine biology at the University of California at San Diego and a bachelor of arts in environmental science and public policy at Harvard University. She is founder and CEO of …