A new study of African savannah elephant populations in Angola by wildlife ecologists from Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and UMass Amherst reports today that though the population seemed to be recovering after the war ended there, that trend has now reversed, underlining “the need to be vigilant against poaching and habitat loss,” says first author Scott Schlossberg.
Homeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards, says ecologist Susannah Lerman at UMass Amherst and the USDA Forest Service. In new research, she and colleagues suggest that homeowners can help support bee habitat in suburban yards, specifically their lawns, by changing lawn-mowing habits.
Five nights a week, students collect leftover hot food from UMass Amherst dining halls and deliver it to local people in need. Working as part of the national Food Recovery Network, the campus volunteers tackle the dual issues of food waste and food insecurity.
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation in the WoodWorks 2018 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S.
The most technologically advanced cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the country, the...
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens.
Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...
College and university food service leaders from across New England will come together to identify and develop methods for the sourcing, preparation and delivery of more regionally produced food during the inaugural New England Farm to Campus Summit Feb. 15-16 at the University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon St. in Boston.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), New England Region, has awarded the Five College Library Annex project team a bronze award in the building construction category.
The winning collaboration included Five Colleges, CSL Consulting, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, RDK Engineers,...
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the U.S. Building of the Year in a national online poll conducted by American-Architects.
In results announced Feb. 1, the Design Building won by a large margin, with about 30 percent of the more than 4,000 votes cast. Voters chose from 47...
The university is once again participating in the two-month national RecycleMania competition, which challenges colleges and universities to improve recycling rates and reduce waste. Approximately 400 schools will take part in the challenge, which runs Feb. 4-March 31.
The work of a UMass Amherst food scientist and a tree fruit extension educator are featured in two new videos released this week by the campus’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).