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All News tagged "environmental science"

Moose diorama in the Academy's North American Hall

Unfrozen in Time - New Sound Installation Brings Historic Dioramas to Life at the Academy of Natural Sciences

A new art installation that opened this week at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University brings the historic dioramas to life with roaring, braying, running, calling, chirping and all manner of lively sounds animals make and use to communicate. The “music to the ears” of visitors as they enter the museum's North American Hall is actual recordings of animals in the wild. 

Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

El NiƱo Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at a major leatherback turtle nesting beach affects the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

BEES Department

Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

Incoming students in Drexel's revamped environmental science major will now spend a week prior to freshman orientation performing field research.