In the traditional farmlands of America’s Midwest, where the term “climate change” is taboo, the weather has turned farmers’ lives upside down. Unprecedented storms, droughts and high temperatures are forcing farmers to adjust practices they’ve relied upon their whole lives to counteract the constantly changing environment. From maple syrup to corn, farmers are facing lower yields and in some cases the abrupt loss of their crops.
Dean Shanahan speaks to Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson about her research and her leadership of the Prepared for Environmental Change Team—one of Indiana University's Grand Challenges.
Nicaragua has officially joined the Paris Climate Accord, and Syria just announced it intends to do so. That means the United States is now the only nation in the world outside this important global agreement. But while the federal government steps back, mayors across our country and across Indiana are stepping up.
One of IU’s three Grand Challenges in research is investigating Indiana’s possible future with increased lyme disease and inability to produce corn due to climate change. The mission of this Grand Challenge is not to uncover the causes of climate change but to prepare for and adapt to these changes as they arise, Vice Provost for Research Rick Van Kooten said.
Climatic and environmental change present a serious challenge for the world. The "Prepared for Environmental Change" Grand Challenges initiative aims to put IU at the forefront of research.
Mayors and public officials from 18 Indiana communities, as well as environmental advocates, business leaders, and young people met in Indianapolis to talk about ways Indiana can adapt to impacts from climate change at the second annual Climate Leadership Summit.
Indiana University’s new “grand challenge” takes a practical approach by seeking to connect university research on environmental change to the lives and work of people across the conservative state.
Environmental changes should concern all Hoosiers, especially knowing that these conditions are only expected to get worse. The size and scope of these challenges—from big threats to less obvious consequences of environmental changes — demand our attention and require a new level of collaboration among public and private stakeholders. In response, Indiana University has announced a $55 million initiative — Prepared for Environmental Change — in collaboration with a bipartisan coalition of government, industry, and community leaders. It is part of IU’s Grand Challenges commitment to reprioritize resources to address some of the most critical issues facing our state.
Norm Holy speaks with Indiana University professor and acclaimed scientist Ellen Ketterson, who is part of a team of faculty working to develop plans for responding to climate change in Indiana. IU announced it would invest 55 million dollars in the project as part of the university’s Grand Challenges program.
Scientists are predicting a dangerous tick season this year, and Hoosier health professionals are keeping their eyes on the little vectors. Researchers like Indiana University biology professor Keith Clay says Indiana’s warmer winter means more ticks survive from summer to spring.
Indiana University plans to hire 16 faculty members and spend $55 million to study how Indiana can prepare for the effects of climate change, which could cause droughts, flooding, soil loss and rapidly spreading diseases.
Taking on climate change. IU’s Grand Challenges Program has awarded $55M to the Prepared for Environmental Change project. An acclaimed scientist and director of sustainability at Cummins explain how they plan to develop solutions.
A wonderful bit of news came out of Bloomington, as Indiana University announced an ambitious new initiative to better forecast and take on the impact of climate change on Indiana’s communities and businesses.
IU announced it would commit $55 million to finding solutions to environmental problems faced by the state of Indiana.
Indiana University has announced a $55 million investment into the second project funded through its Grand Challenges Program. The Prepared for Environmental Change initiative is led by IU Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson and supported by partners including Columbus-based Cummins Inc. and Citizens Energy Group in Indianapolis.
Indiana University announced a $55 million research partnership that aims to find actionable solutions to environmental threats facing Indiana businesses and communities.
To help better prepare Indiana to meet this challenge, Indiana University announced plans to create a $55 million Environmental Resilience Institute to forecast environmental change and predict how it will affect Indiana’s businesses and residents.
Indiana University's second Grand Challenges initiative, Prepared for Environmental Change, will position Indiana to combat the growing threats caused by extreme and unpredictable weather patterns and environmental changes that result.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced that IU will invest $55 million to help Indiana develop actionable solutions that prepare businesses, farmers, communities and individual Hoosiers for the effects of ongoing environmental change. The initiative -- Prepared for Environmental Change -- is the second project funded through IU's $300 million Grand Challenges Program, which launched in 2015.