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Mapping and Demystifying Carbon Capture and Storage

by |November 1st, 2016

Geoengineering is a term that climate aficionados and anyone with an opinion on environmental issues tends to perceive with apprehension and mistrust due to the ambiguous, potentially dangerous side effects of manipulating natural processes of the environment.

Featured Faculty: Andrew Kruczkiewicz

by |October 31st, 2016

Students should take away the basics of climate change and understand how climate impacts decision-making in their sector of interest. Enhancing their knowledge of the physical science is a must as well as understanding the importance of social science in the context of climate risk management.

The Climate-Smart Village in Northern Vietnam is a Triple Win Solution

by |October 18th, 2016

Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the entire world. From sea level rise to saltwater intrusion to flooding to drought, the impacts are numerous and will likely be severe.

The Triumph of COP 21

by |October 18th, 2016

With the European Union’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on October 5, the document reflecting worldwide effort on climate change will be legally binding next month.

Featured C+Ser: Timothy Bushman

by |October 13th, 2016

C+Sers come from a range of academic backgrounds, but Tim Bushman has a particularly unique one. He studied kinesiology and clinical exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin.

This is Why GIS Spatial Analysis is Special

by |October 13th, 2016

Have you ever used GIS to analyze data? GIS — short for Geographic Information System — is a mapping tool that be used to turn datasets into useful information.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Under Construction. Where Will its Second Be?

by |October 13th, 2016

The northeastern U.S. is a major electricity consumer with ambitious goals to transition to renewable energy. Solar and wind power are growing in the region, but perhaps its strongest renewable resource is a few steps behind.

How You Can Make a Difference: Trees

by |October 3rd, 2016

Trees in our city are not just there for shade and a place to toss your cigarette butt. There are multiple benefits of urban trees, including improving air quality, decreasing asthma and obesity, reducing stormwater runoff, storing carbon and reducing energy expenditures among countless others.

It’s Time for Faith Leaders in New York to be Climate-wise to Outwit the Weather

by |October 3rd, 2016

As it marches on, climate change will bring forth higher temperatures, more frequent and severe flooding and a greater level of unpredictability to the climate system. New York may seem resilient to climate change, but the modern Goliath has its weaknesses.

Creating an Ocean Eddy Map to Understand Global Climate Change from a Statistical Perspective

by |September 28th, 2016

Mesoscale eddies, known as the weather of the ocean, are masses of spinning water. The radical scale of an eddy ranges from 15 miles to more than 150 miles wide, with a lifetime of 10–100 days. Eddies are present almost everywhere in the world ocean, transporting heat, salt- and freshwater, dissolved carbon dioxide, and other tracers all around the globe.