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Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some areas, according to a Rutgers-led study....

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres ; Rutgers Today

Chance, not ideology, drives political polarization

Michael Macy, Cornell University professor and director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, published new research exploring the phenomena of an “opinion cascade” – in which partisans pile onto whatever emerging position they identify with their...

– Cornell University

Science Advances

Medicare Part D and the Affordable Care Act Have Shifted Direct Expenditures for Medications from US Consumers to Insurers and Public Payers

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research showing that while expenditures for prescribed medicines have risen significantly in the United States for the past 2 decades, expanded prescription drug ...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Aug-2019

Residential Inequality Exists for Muslims

A study of Philadelphia’s residential landscape found that Muslims are experiencing greater residential disadvantages than non-Muslims. The study was conducted by two University at Albany professors who chose Philly as their study site because it r...

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Head Start Programs Alleviate Supply Gap of Center-Based Childcare in NJ

The availability of Head Start and Early Head Start in New Jersey, federal programs designed to serve low-income families’ childcare needs, reduces the likelihood that a community will experience a severe childcare supply gap, a Rutgers-led study f...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children and Youth Services Review Volume 104, September 2019

Climate data scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

Northern Arizona University professor Kevin Gurney developed a high-resolution, bottom-up emissions map that records an emissions total of 176 million tons of carbon dioxide a year for Los Angeles, the nation's third-largest metropolitan area.

– Northern Arizona University

Earth Systems Science Data

Features and Policy

The G7 and the Future of Multilateralism

The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, August 20, 2019.

Low-Grade to High-End: Waking Up the Myanmar Coffee Market

In less than five years, Myanmar coffee went from a low-grade commodity to a high-value specialty sold for premium prices globally. Through training in farming, expertise and training itself — as well as attention to both the supply and demand side...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Human trafficking in Georgia: The need for data

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2018 Georgia had the seventh highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., including both sex and labor trafficking victims.

Expert Available

– University of Georgia

CSU to Roll Out Delivery of Immigration Legal Services for Students and Employees

The California Department of Social Services has contracted with four providers throughout the state to deliver direct legal services to CSU campuses.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

UIC Urban Forum to explore the growth, potential impact and future of autonomous vehicles

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s 2019 Urban Forum, titled "Are we there yet? The myths and realities of autonomous vehicles," will examine the questions and uncertainties surrounding not only the societal and legislative impact of autonomous...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Announcements and Events

Should gun ownership be limited to the home?

As the country continues to grapple with how to stop the violence, the University of Utah on Sept. 5 will host two of the nation’s leading experts on the Second Amendment to explore this evolving topic for the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 36th A...

– University of Utah


American University Experts Available to Offer Insights Into Political Situation in Israel and Upcoming Elections

– American University

Former EPA administrator available to comment on expected rollbacks of methane regulations

– Indiana University

Addiction specialist on federal marijuana/OK opioid news

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Notre Dame's Victoria Tin-bor Hui, native of Hong Kong & expert on contentious politics, available for comment on ongoing protests

– University of Notre Dame

Facebook's new ad rules to slow down scammers, but may not help voters

– Cornell University

Boris Johnson's Brexit Bet: American University Professors Available to Comment

– American University

UK parliament suspension sends MPs scrambling

– Cornell University

U-M Researcher on Post-Surgery Opioid Use Weighs in on J&J Ruling

– University of Michigan

Former EPA administrator available to comment on ruling to uphold Obama-era ozone standards

– Indiana University





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