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Stratification in Tibet sediment. Climate variations are reflected in color variations with the red sediment typically indicating a wetter climate and the white indicating a drier climate. Credit: Qingquan Meng
April 11, 2017

Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago

Past climate patterns offer clues for future climate effects

Carmala Garzione, director of the CEE and professor of earth and environmental sciences, and Junsheng Nie, a visiting research associate, surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau's Qaidam Basin and constructed paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth's history, which lasted from approximately 11 to 5.3 million years ago. Reconstructing past climate records can help scientists determine both natural patterns and the ways in which future glacial events and greenhouse gas emissions may affect global systems.

Photo credit: Qingquan Meng

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William D. Jones
February 8, 2017

State of Energy with New Administration

William D. Jones, the Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director of the CEE, was interviewed by New 8 reporter James Gilbert. Professor Jones commented on the possible changes for clean energy under the new presidency.

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Person with face mask in smoggy city.
September 19, 2016

Digital public health presents opportunities, challenges

Two researchers recently visited the University of Rochester to make the case for harnessing big data mined from social media to aid public and environmental health efforts.

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2nd Annual Symposium

2017 Center for Energy and Environment and
Environmental Health Sciences Center Symposium

Current Approaches to Exposure Assessment in Environmental Health Sciences
Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

University of Rochester, Helen Wood Hall
(255 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14620)

The Center for Energy and Environment and the Environmental Health Sciences Center invite you to attend this symposium, which will provide a forum to educate and update attendees on state-of-the-art approaches and recent developments in exposure biomarker development and exposure assessment methodologies for use in toxicological, epidemiologic, and related environmental health studies. The symposium will feature presentations by national and international experts as well as poster presentations by local researchers.

Please direct RSVP and any special accommodation requests to Jenn Steward at