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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

February 21, 2020

Permafrost in the soil and methane hydrates deep in the ocean are large reservoirs of ancient carbon. But even if methane is released from these large natural stores, new Rochester data shows that the bigger concern is methane released from human activities.

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Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

February 19, 2020

Reducing emissions from human activities like fossil fuel extraction and use will have a greater impact on curbing future global warming than scientists previously thought, a new Rochester study suggests.

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University joins Climate Action 100+ in support of sustainable investing

University joins Climate Action 100+ in support of sustainable investing

January 27, 2020

Rochester is the sixth higher education institution in the nation to join this coalition of investment firms, pension funds, and institutional investors pushing corporations to take action on climate change.

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Using machine learning to understand climate change

Using machine learning to understand climate change

October 10, 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.

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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 13, 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

April 25, 2019

A new Rochester study has found that factors such as wind, currents, and even small fish play a larger role in transferring carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere to the deep oceans than previously thought.

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Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

February 13, 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

October 23, 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

July 18, 2018

How will climate change affect the health and well-being of City of Rochester residents? This summer, students in a new sustainability fellowship program worked with city officials to help answer the question.

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