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Press Release 12-169

Maintaining Earth's Sustainability: Scientists, Engineers, Educators Take Coordinated Approach

National Science Foundation makes second set of awards in sustainability Research Coordination Networks program

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Photo with the skyline of St. Paul, Minn. in the background, wildflowers in the foreground.

St. Paul, Minn.: Scientists are studying urban heat islands in such cities.

Credit: Ryan Rodgers, UMN


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Aerial view of Spokane, WA/Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, showing mountains.

Aerial view of Spokane, Wash./Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, showing mountain development.

Credit: William Bowen


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Photo of Metallurgy Day in Norilsk.

Celebration of Metallurgy Day in Norilsk: largest city on permafrost above the Arctic Circle.

Credit: Dmitry Streletskiy, George Washington University


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Photo of rock formations in Oman.

Carbon storage in naturally-occurring rock formations in Oman.

Credit: Juerg Matter, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


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Photo of a car crossing a nearly submerged causeway along the New Hampshire coast.

On very high tides along the New Hampshire coast, this causeway is almost submerged.

Credit: Steve Miller, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve


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Photo of a phosphorus mine in Morocco.

Phosphorus mine in Morocco; the element is needed in crop fertilizer and nutritious food.

Credit: Robert Mikkelsen, International Plant Nutrition Institute


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