Internships - Page 5

Building Evidence to Meet the Heat Challenge

by |August 17th, 2016

Each month in 2016 continues to break global temperature records. As the impacts of climate change become clearer, public health officials, scientists, and policy makers around the world are scrambling to keep up with the impacts of a warming planet. The health hazards associated with changing weather and climate patterns are significant and varied.

How Corporate Sustainability Promotes Industrial Development

by |August 11th, 2016

During my internship in Wanhua Chemical (America) — a large petrochemical producer with operations across the world — , I have participated in a project focused on chlorobenzene importation.. Chlorobenzene can also be used for the original materials for production. It is also a powerful solvent that can be used for the cleaning.

Here’s Something You Need to Know About the Growth of Renewable Energy

by |August 11th, 2016

Renewable energy in the U.S. has been growing rapidly as a source of electricity, but, nonetheless, the U.S. still has a long way to go before it catches up with other developed nations.

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Climate Change Education’s Unexplored Potential

by |August 9th, 2016

I had the privilege of working with educators from Teachers’ College who are very passionate about incorporating technology into climate change education. My internship with the Games Research Lab broadened my perspective and enabled me to see how I can apply the skills and knowledge I have acquired from this program into my job as an educator.

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Breaking down the barrier; translating scientific research into practical knowledge

by |August 9th, 2016

Open up an academic journal, audit any course that has some social science aspect to it. You can even sit in on a corporate meeting and likely hear the term “stakeholder engagement.” In fact, you’d probably think it had become second nature to everyone in the room. But don’t let the ease at which the term is used deceive you. Stakeholder engagement is not an easy task.

An Unexpected Friendship with Numbers, and Why They Aren’t So Boring After All

by |August 3rd, 2016

Data is such an elemental component of any science, and atmospheric and climate science are certainly not exceptions. Data allows us to test hypotheses, to document the world around us, and quantify observations. Data is what allows us to say the planet is unequivocally warming, or that it rained 1 inch in Central Park last night or that yes, a certain percentage of U.S. voters actually do support Donald Trump.

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Altering the Pattern: How Can We Tailor Climate Services to Meet the Needs of Women Farmers in Low-Income Countries?

by |July 27th, 2016

This year’s Climate and Society class is out in the field (or lab or office) completing a summer internship or thesis. They’ll be documenting their experiences one blog post at a time. Read on to see what they’re up to. By Tiff van Huysen, C+S ’16 The woman in the photograph below is nameless. Not… read more

Here’s How China Will Support the UN’s New Climate Change Agenda

by |July 27th, 2016

“China is demonstrating to the world that low carbon climate resilience development pathway is achievable,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month during a visit to China.

Presidential Politics: Water Supply and Contamination

by |July 14th, 2016

Flint may be the most well-known city that has contaminated drinking water, but it certainly isn’t the only city in the U.S. with serious water problems.

Solar in the Government: The Rising of the Sun

by |July 13th, 2016

The summer months are upon us, which generally means the sun is shining across the northern hemisphere. That’s good news for solar panels, which use the sun to provide sustainable energy. The clean energy internship I have had the pleasure of working on this summer has opened my eyes to the potential solar power has and the challenges it faces for wide adoption.