Topic: climate change

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.

The Environmental Protection Agency cancelled talks by the keynote speaker and two panelists whose work provides evidence for climate change in Narragansett Bay. Many scientists have denounced the EPA’s decision.

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EPA pulls speakers from conference

October 25, 2017 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency cancelled talks by three scientists whose work provides evidence for the harmful effects of climate change.

Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

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Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

October 18, 2017 0 comments

The salt marshes of New England are disappearing.

R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

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R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

September 27, 2017 0 comments

The University of Rhode Island will head a consortium of eight major universities in the Ocean State to study the impacts of climate change.

J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies and sociology, asked members of RISCC to spearhead the movement in Rhode Island in the hopes that Rhode Island could be the final state to hold the march.

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People’s Climate Mobilization to take place Saturday at RI State House

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The R.I. Student Climate Coalition will host a march at the Rhode Island State House as hundreds gather for the People’s Climate Movement in Washington.