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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 27-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.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Respiratory Support as Source of Exposure to Phthalates in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Mount Sinai researchers identify source of phthalate exposure in NICUs. This is a big step forward in our understanding of how plastic equipment is impacting vulnerable newborns in the hospital environment.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

By Jove! Methane’s Effects on Sunlight Vary by Region

Solar energy absorption by methane is 10 times stronger over desert regions such as the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula than elsewhere on Earth, and nearly three times more powerful in the presence of clouds. This result advances science beyo...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Science Advances, 26 Sep 2018

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 14:00 ET

More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a Rutgers-led study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drou...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geophysical Research Letters ; Rutgers Today

Predictable, Preventable and Deadly: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning after Storms

Severe weather events, such as summer hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter snow storms often result in widespread and prolonged power outages, interrupting essential household functions, including home heating. In such a scenario, people may use generat...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Journal of Public Health, October 2018

Using Integrated Models to Assess NYC Flood Risks From Extreme Storms

After Superstorm Sandy, the need to better understand stormwater flood risks and improve infrastructure in the metro area of New York City (NYC) became a priority. A new study is now assessing stormwater flood risks in New York City by way of develo...

– Stony Brook University

Researchers harness AI to hunt eelgrass disease on Pacific Coast

To chase down a disease that threatens eelgrass – critical seaside meadows that support commercial fishing and promote coastal health – the National Science Foundation has awarded researchers from Cornell University, the Smithsonian Institution, ...

– Cornell University

Adoption of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Likely to Increase After Floods

Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont. ...

– University of Vermont

Landscape and Urban Planning, Dec-2018; EPS-1101317

“Enhancing productivity in a changing climate”

The American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society will hold their annual meeting Nov. 4-7, 2018, in Baltimore, MD. The theme of the meeting is “Enhancing Productivity in a Changing Climate.” The Canadian Society of Agronomy is also collab...

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

Astronomers Use Earth’s Natural History as Guide to Spot Vegetation on New Worlds

By looking at Earth’s full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints – borrowing from epochs of changing flora – to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.

– Cornell University

Astrobiology Journal, Sept. 2018

The Many Uses of Crop Wild Relatives

There’s some wild plants afoot! A series of blog posts in Sustainable, Secure Food highlights the important role crop wild relatives, the wild and weedy cousins of domesticated crops, play in future food security.

– Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Scientists Turn to UN to Sound Alarm about World’s Oceans

Scientists from around the globe are signing a written declaration in an effort to inform the United Nations and its member states about the dangers of decreasing oxygen in the world’s oceans.

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Texas A&M AgriLife High Tunnel Study Expands

New opportunities such as seed production are leading to new research in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project near Bushland.

– Texas A&M AgriLife

U.S. Hospitals Remain Vigilant to Ensure Adequate Drug Supplies Amid Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North and South Carolina days ago, but Penn Medicine Hospitals and other facilities nationwide have planned for weeks to adapt to expected drug shortages associated with its path of destruction.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Policy and Public Affairs

American College of Sports Medicine and ecoAmerica Team Up on New Active Transportation Program to Support the Health of Americans and our Climate

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced today a formal partnership with ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health program, to empower better health outcomes for Americans and our climate.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


FAU Receives Gift from Leon H. Charney Foundation to Study Sharks in Eastern Mediterranean Sea

An internationally renowned FAU shark researcher has received a $117,501 gift from the Leon H. Charney Foundation, Inc. for a joint program with the University of Haifa in Israel.

– Florida Atlantic University

UIC earns national recognition for sustainability efforts

UIC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts with several recent acknowledgements

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Pitch

Magma Expert: Iceland Volcano Spewing CO2 May Not Signal Impending Eruption

– Cornell University

California will battle emissions changes proposed by Trump Administration, U of R professor says

– University of Redlands

Rutgers Experts Available to Comment on Recovery Efforts Following Hurricane Florence

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Atlantic/Chesapeake Geography Expert Available to Discuss Implications of Potential Massive Sea Level Rise

– Salisbury University

Vanderbilt's Michael Vandenbergh, an Expert on Private Climate Governance, Can Provide Context for Recent Efforts by Oil Companies to Address Climate Change

– Vanderbilt University

Invasive Species Expert: Green Crab Threat in Maine May Be Greater Than Feared

– Cornell University





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