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Explainer: Can solar geoengineering give us more time to solve climate change?
Ben Kravitz spoke with the ERI Explainer to discuss why society might choose to intervene in the global climate system and where the science currently stands.Read the article
Invasive seagrass threatens Caribbean biodiversity
ERI Staff Writer
A new study co-authored by ERI Research Fellow Ranjan Muthukrishnan describes why an invasive seagrass pushing its way into United States coastal waters is spreading so fast.Read the article
South Bend sets target for carbon neutrality
The South Bend Common Council’s adoption of a citywide climate action plan on Nov. 25 is the latest example of how Indiana local governments are stepping it up when it comes to addressing climate change.Read the article
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IU tick and mosquito surveillance project confirms Gulf Coast tick in southern Indiana
IU Newsroom | December 16, 2019
ERI researchers have confirmed a tick species and known disease-carrying arachnid in southern Indiana typically associated with the southeastern United States.Read the article
Indiana environmental agency ‘kneecapped’ by staff cuts, report says
Chicago Tribune | December 13, 2019
Indiana’s primary environment enforcement agency has been “kneecapped” by staff cuts of 16% in the last decade, according to a recent report.
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints
WBOC | December 8, 2019
Research by IU Associate Professor Shahzeen Attari shows that audiences are turned off by scientists who use lots of energy at home.Read the article
One thing you can do: be smart about holiday lights
New York Times | December 4, 2019
“If you want the lights, try to get the most efficient ones,” said Shahzeen Attari, an associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington.Read the article
Public attitudes toward climate activists
Resources Magazine | December 3, 2019
Nathaniel Geiger discusses his research on how the public responds to climate change communication and activism.Listen to the podcast
Lafayette announces plan to work on climate resolution
The Exponent | December 2, 2019
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski announced that the city would begin work on a climate resolution at Monday’s city council meeting.Read the article
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