Sunday, September 25, 2016

News and Events

Lecture and Reception for Sacoby Wilson, 2016 CONE Junior Faculty award recipient

 

Friday, September 16, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location:  Friedgen Family Student Lounge, SPH Building Dr. Sacoby Wilson, assistant professor in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and ......

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The Daily Record: Can't stand the heat? Let's reduce our reliance on coal

 

August 8, 2016  On the heels of the worst heat wave to hit Maryland in years,  Amir Sapkota, associate professor at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, warned about the public health consequences of extreme heat events in a column for the Daily ......

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University of Maryland climbs again in Global Science productivity rankings

The Nature Index 2016 Global, a ranking from the journal Nature, ranks the University of Maryland No. 46 among the world's most productive scientific research institutions, up 8 spots from 2015. UMD ranks No. 25 among all U.S. universities (up 2 spots from 2015).  The ranking, which includes non-academic institutions, is based on research productivity in the world's top science journals. Nature Index 2015 Global is based on a snapshot of data from......

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GEOG Research Examines the Impacts of an Increasingly Connected World

Research from the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences (GEOG) is prominently featured in a new special issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology titled “Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts.” The publication examines the virtual shrinking of distances between places — arising because of trade, telecommunication and travel — and the widening gap between where products are made, where they’re......

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Al Gore Talks Climate Action to Celebrate the Launch of the Center for Global Sustainability

On March 1, to kick off and celebrate the launch of the new Center for Global Sustainability, the University of Maryland and the School of Public Policy hosted former Vice President Al Gore for a conversation on the future of climate action. His visit to campus was spurred by a conversation he had with School of Public Policy Dean Robert Orr while they both attended the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. University of Maryland President Wallace Loh welcomed the......

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PhD Student Colin Miller Awarded Green Fellowship For Collaborative Research On The Environment

Mechanical Engineering PhD student Colin Miller, advised by Professor Michael Gollnerin Fire Protection Engineering and Geographical Sciences PhD student Kristofer Laskowere recently selected to receive the ‘Green Fellowship for Collaborative Research on the Environment’ awarded by the University of Maryland’s Council on the Environment. Their proposal entitled, “A bottom-up approach to characterize crop residue burning practices and the associated......

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Tracking adaptation to climate change

 

TRAC3 member Alex Lesnikowski (far left) presenting at COP21 The Tracking Adaptation to Climate Change Consortium (TRAC3) presented their research findings on Saturday December 5 at an official COP21 side event titled “Tracking adaptation progress and enabling readiness.” Alex Lesnikowski, McGill doctoral student and project lead at TRAC3, joined a panel of four researchers seeking to develop global metrics to quantify climate change ......

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Rita Colwell to Receive the NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Rita Colwell to Receive the NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

The NCSE, which links environmental scientific knowledge and policy decision-making, confers this award to recognize outstanding scientists for their major contributions that advance science for the public good. Dr. Colwell, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, serves as the Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Research......

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Everyone knows climate adaptation is crucial, but beyond that it's pretty hazy

Everyone knows climate adaptation is crucial, but beyond that it's pretty hazy

Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota Most of the international and scientific community knows that adaptation is a vital part of how the world will confront climate change. Gone are the days when we worried that adaptation was a distraction from mitigation. Now we know the two concepts go hand in hand. Climate change has started and will continue for coming decades, thanks to the greenhouse gases......

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Students lead interactive forum on effects, ethics of climate change

“I see it as a universal moral obligation that we all have. Someday, everybody is going to face this issue.”

Student group TERP Climate led a forum Thursday to discuss causes, effects and solutions to climate change across the globe, from ethics questions of regulating greenhouse gas emissions in underdeveloped nations to the costs of moving to renewable energy sources. TERP Climate serves as an interactive platform for University ......

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Professor Hurtt Briefs Media, Public on Advances in Carbon Monitoring and Modeling in relation to the Earth’s climate

Professor of Geographical Sciences and Research Director George Hurtt recently participated in a NASA media teleconference, discussing the latest advances from NASA on the monitoring and modeling of carbon in the context of the Earth’s climate.  “There is carbon all around us. The trees, grasses, crops, all the vegetation and soils on the Earth's surface store carbon. About three or four times as much in the atmosphere. As a whole, the land surface is absorbing one......

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