Topic: climate change

Columns, Opinions

Steinman ’19: Dirty money has no place in the DNC

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The Democratic National Committee took a critical step here in Providence this past June, passing a resolution that banned political contributions from the fossil fuel industry, namely oil, gas and coal companies and their associations.

Baylor Fox-Kemper will work with 20 other scientists to write a chapter of the IPCC report to explain ocean dynamics, sea levels and the cryosphere.

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University scientist to contribute to next global climate report

April 22, 2018 0 comments

Baylor Fox-Kemper, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, was selected as a coordinating lead author for a chapter of the next global climate assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“WeatherProof” explores climate change through multidisciplinary lens

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“WeatherProof” explores climate change through multidisciplinary lens

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Throughout the first half of April, five programs at Brown are partnering to discuss, teach and learn about the environment through a range of perspectives with a focus on collaboration.

A study conducted by the Fox-Kemper Lab found that energy dissipation of large-scale ocean turbulence follows a lognormal statistical distribution. This finding could increase the accuracy of climate models.

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University researchers gain further understanding of ocean turbulence

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Scientists have long examined the dynamics of the ocean, and a recent study conducted by University researchers brings new insight into the properties of ocean turbulence.

Loren Albert, Voss postdoctoral research associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, began her biology career at Reed College before earning her PhD at the University of Arizona.

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University researchers use drones to study forests, carbon cycle

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Loren Albert, one of four Voss postdoctoral research associates at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, is taking her research to new heights.

Climate change thawing Cold War-era nuclear waste

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Climate change thawing Cold War-era nuclear waste

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Once a military and scientific research base in Greenland during the 1960s, Camp Century is now abandoned with all of its wastes — including chemical, radiological and physical — left frozen, presumably for eternity.

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Steinman ’19: Americans in (and out of) Paris

December 7, 2017 0 comments

I was lucky enough to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, commonly known as COP23, in Bonn, Germany.

Climate and Development Lab attends COP23 in Germany

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Climate and Development Lab attends COP23 in Germany

November 29, 2017 0 comments

Nations from across the world congregated in Bronn, Germany to discuss climate agreements and how they could battle climate change.

The Nelson Center and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society provide funding and advising to catalyze student start-ups that plan to produce entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems.

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New initiative connects IBES, Nelson Center

November 19, 2017 0 comments

The Program for Environmental and Civic Engagement, a new initiative, brought together IBES and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Researchers recently found that electron movements on topological insulators are similar to waves in water and air near the equator, like in the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean.

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Physics equations model waves moving along equator

October 25, 2017 0 comments

Professor of Physics Brad Marston contemplated the deflection of waves at the earth’s equator and the ways magnetic fields influence charged particles.