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Achieving climate consensus
Submitted on Mar 31 2014

Affiliated faculty Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate. The hours were long, the company was good and the science is crucial.

By-catch is an unintended consequence of global fisheries
Submitted on Mar 19 2014

Affiliated faculty Larry Crowder joins other scientists to chart intensive fishing's collateral damage.

Carbon regulation burden heaviest on poor
Submitted on Feb 28 2014

Affiliated faculty Charles Kolstad informs a policy brief that reveals that it is ultimately people – not corporations – who would bear the costs of climate change regulation.

50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy
Submitted on Feb 26 2014

Affiliated faculty Mark Jacobson and his colleagues have created a 50-state roadmap for replacing coal, oil and natural gas with wind, water and solar energy.

Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land
Submitted on Feb 26 2014

Computer simulations by affiliated faculty Mark Z. Jacobson have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages.

America's natural gas system is leaky and in need of a fix
Submitted on Feb 13 2014

Affiliated faculty Adam Brandt is lead author on a new study that reveals U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates

Water in sub-Saharan Africa
Submitted on Dec 6 2013

In Mozambique, PhD student Valentina Zuin leads the way to an informal water practice to help solve one of the world's most pressing health and welfare issues.

Red states support climate legislation, too
Submitted on Nov 13 2013

Affiliated faculty Jon Krosnick presented the findings that a majority in every state polled wants limits on greenhouse gas emissions and believes U.S. should take action on global warming.

MacArthur 'genius' awards
Submitted on Sep 25 2013

Affiliated faculty member David Lobell was one of two recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship for his research on the impact of climate change.

Global warming has increased risk of record heat
Submitted on Sep 6 2013

Affiliated faculty Noah Diffenbaugh calculates that intense heat like that in the summer of 2012 is up to four times more likely to occur now than in pre-industrial America, when there was much less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.