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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 13-Sep-2018
 

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Newswise provides experts for the media on hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as the latest research in Environmental Science and Climate Science.



Most Fires in Florida go Undetected

New study indicates common satellite imaging technologies vastly underestimate number of fires in Florida, detecting only 25 percent of burn area.

– Florida State University

Geophysical Research Letters


Where Have All the Turtles Gone, and Why Does It Matter?

About 61 percent of the world’s 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences.

– University of Georgia

BioScience


FSU Researcher Rooting Out the Errors in Storm Simulation Models

With the support of a $500,000 grant from the NOAA Research, Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections Program (MAPP), researchers will develop diagnostic tools to identify the hidden biases that compromise high-powered climate models.

– Florida State University

Climate Program Office


Drought, Conflict and Migration in Kenya

The study is the first to use a nationwide survey representing an entire country in sub-Saharan Africa to find connections between droughts, migration and violence. The survey asked if respondents had to move because of drought, were victims of viole...

– University of Utah

Environmental Research Letters, Sept-2018


Earthquake in China Linked to Reservoir Water

SLU scientists report that reservoir water played a role in causing earthquakes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region of China.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Geophysical Research Letters


Cracking the Code to Soot Formation

The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories.Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Science


What Are Riparian Buffer Strips?

The area where streams meet land is important for maintaining water quality. The September 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how use of buffer strips can protect water quality and ecosystems.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: August 2018

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Ancient Farmers Spared Us From Glaciers but Profoundly Changed Earth’s Climate

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane – a rise that has continued since, unlike the t...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientific Reports


Volcano Under Ice Sheet Suggests Thickening of West Antarctic Ice Is Short-Term

Evidence left by a volcano under the ice sheet suggests that the observed bulging of ice in West Antarctica is a short-term feature that may not affect the glacier’s motion over the long term.

– University of Washington

The Cryosphere


Birds Retreating From Climate Change, Deforestation in Honduras Cloud Forests

Cloud forests are not immune to down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elev...

– University of Utah


Announcements


Climate and Health Educators Launch Knowledge Bank

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) unveils an online knowledge bank with resources for educators on the health impacts of climate change. The announcement is timed for the Global Climate and Health Forum held in affiliation...

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Global Climate and Health Forum


Marketplace


DREAMS: A P3 Partnership

The DREAMS public-private partnership helps girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women. DREAMS utilizes a multisector approach to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saha...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Expert Pitch


How Not to Be a Victim When Natural Disaster Strikes

– Indiana University


Wet, warm weather makes for muted fall foliage in New York

– Cornell University


Responding to hurricanes should start with preparations for the next disaster and not complacency, says IU Kelley School expert

– Indiana University


Hurricane and severe weather preparedness experts available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Tech expert teams up with firefighters to create mobile storage device to manage Hurricane Florence storm damage data

– Indiana University


Damage from Hurricane Florence to be determined by climate, sea level and land use changes

– West Virginia University


Hurricane forecasts moving from storm tracks to coastal impacts, says University of Washington's Shuyi Chen

– University of Washington


Covering the Global Climate Action Summit? UC Berkeley expert on California's leadership in efforts to control climate change—available for interviews @GCAS2018

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business


‘I Hope We’re Not Doomed to Repeat This Horrifying History’

– Northwestern University


Hurricane Experts Available to Provide Analysis Throughout the Season

– Florida State University


Mississippi State University meteorology expert available to discuss Hurricane Florence

– Mississippi State University


Methane impact pioneer: Now is not the time to unleash this growing climate threat

– Cornell University


UIowa analytics researcher studies the best way to route emergency supplies following a hurricane, earthquake, or some other natural disaster.

– University of Iowa


‘An incredibly dangerous and impactful storm,’ Hurricane Florence will ‘test our defenses’

– Northwestern University


Notre Dame Engineers prepare coordinated response as Florence threatens Carolinas

– University of Notre Dame


Johns Hopkins experts available for climate, engineering, health care, disaster recovery angles on #HurricaneFlorence.

– Johns Hopkins University


Bracing for Hurricane Florence, FEMA Expert Points to Reserve and Leadership Vacancies

– Virginia Tech


WVU Experts Available to Talk About Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience

– West Virginia University


Disaster Research Experts Discuss Preparations for Hurricane Florence

– University of Delaware


Florence threatens Northeastern U.S. with flooding, storm surge

– Cornell University


Floridian Turned Midwestern Meteorologist Can Discuss Tropical Storms

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Hurricane Experts Available to Explain Storm Behavior, Potential Impacts

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)


Coastal experts available as Tropical Storm Florence strengthens and heads toward East Coast

– Virginia Tech

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