Beverly Wright, founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, talks weather-related disasters, fossil-fuel divestment, and the role of HBCUs. 9.23.2016 / By Alexa B. White The flood in Baton Rouge and parts of southwest Mississippi this past August placed the region in yet another state of emergency, with all-too-familiar scenes recalling the aftermath of … Continue reading “They don’t accept the fact that it is climate change”
Researchers at Tuskegee University are looking to bring dynamic electronic maps to campus Continue reading Let the app be your guide
Who says a well written book about science can’t be a relaxing read on a summer day? Continue reading A summer reading list for blerds
Southern University at New Orleans’s forensic science program and its new lab are looking to make an impact at home and abroad. Continue reading Call It CSI: SUNO
Last winter, we called on HBCU students everywhere to help us fill what we see as one of the biggest gaps in science news coverage today: the paucity of stories on science being done at HBCUs. From Washington, DC to Prairie View, Texas, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Hampton, Virginia, smart, talented students answered … Continue reading Three HBCU students are about to start showing you a new side of science
The EPA’s preferred vehicle-emissions simulator doesn’t handle curves so well, according to a study by scientists at Texas Southern University. Continue reading Better climate models around the bend?
A Hampton University professor and his colleagues are chronicling Earth’s efforts to keep cool in the face of global warming. You and I have options for keeping cool on a hot summer day. For instance, we can find a spot in the shade, take a dip in a pool, or perhaps turn on a fan. Our planet, however, doesn’t enjoy the same … Continue reading Like a wind-chill index, but for space weather
This month, on our facebook and twitter pages, we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of a video game designer, two of the first black chemistry doctorates, a rocket scientist, one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and one of the finest mathematical minds of all time. Gamers everywhere owe a tip of the hat to electronic engineer Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (April 9). … Continue reading April birthdays: rockets, trains, and video games