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April is Earth Month!


The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability teamed up with UI faculty, staff, and student organizations to host a variety of events in April to celebrate Earth Month. Events include a Sustainability Festival, a Reusable Bag Campaign, and an Iowa … Continue reading

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IPCC issues 2014 Climate Change Report


This year’s climate change report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the impacts from climate change are already occurring. With over 300 authors from 70 countries, this report is a worldwide scientific collaboration. They state that world … Continue reading

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Heatwave halts Australian Open tennis matches


  Soaring temperatures have halted matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament, as a report warns that the country will see hotter heatwaves.

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Extremes characterize “normal” Iowa weather year


Precipitation statistics could lead future cursory analysts to jump to the mistaken conclusion that 2013 was a pretty normal year. To check out the yearly statistics and what they mean,  head over to The Gazette.

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NPR: “Ready — Or Not. Abrupt Climate Changes Worry Scientists Most”


  An expert panel at the National Academy of Sciences is calling for an early warning system to alert us to abrupt and potentially catastrophic events triggered by climate change. The committee says science can anticipate some major changes to the Earth … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa Climate Statement 2013


This week’s On the Radio segment covers the Iowa Climate Statement 2013:  A Rising Challenge to Iowa Agriculture. Listen to the audio below or continue reading for the transcript.

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LEADING IOWA SCIENTISTS: Climate Change Threatens Iowa Farms


Our state has long held a proud tradition of helping to “feed the world.” Our ability to do so is now increasingly threatened by adverse weather conditions, according to a statewide group of Iowa scientists. “Our climate has disrupted agricultural … Continue reading

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Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Climate


The value of agriculture in the strategy to address the growth in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to a changing climate was evidenced by the appearance last month at Climate Week NYC by Pam Johnson, the president of the … Continue reading

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Minnesota joins four other states to ask insurers: How prepared are you for climate change?


The state of Minnesota has joined four other states, California, Connecticut, New York and Washington in requiring their insurance companies to inform the public of how much they have prepared for climate change.

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Mosquitoes, ticks reflect larger concerns


The quickly expanding territories of pests like the Asian tiger mosquito and the deer tick may be more than just annoying. Experts say that they are signs of larger issues, for both our health and the environment.

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