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Researcher makes case for regulating carbon removal

Researcher makes case for regulating carbon removal
The carbon removal industry is just starting to gain momentum. In November, a new plant in California began vacuuming carbon dioxide from the air. In August, the Biden administration announced that it will spend $1.2 billion to help build the first two commercial-scale plants in the US. The new technology...

Notre Dame STEM faculty receive Highly Cited Researcher recognition

Notre Dame STEM faculty receive Highly Cited Researcher recognition
Kyle Bibby, professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, and Prashant V. Kamat, the Reverend John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have been named to Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR).  

ND-GAIN to launch Global Urban Climate Assessment, measuring climate resiliency at the city level

ND-GAIN to launch Global Urban Climate Assessment, measuring climate resiliency at the city level
Building on its pioneering Country Index, which ranks climate vulnerability and readiness across more than 180 countries, the University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) will soon begin tracking the progress of such efforts in cities around the world. Based on evolving climate vulnerability and adaptation research, the Global...

Diogo Bolster receives inaugural Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award from the American Geophysical Union

Diogo Bolster receives inaugural Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award from the American Geophysical Union
Diogo Bolster, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Hydrology at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) inaugural Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award. The award recognizes innovative interdisciplinary research, mentoring and leadership in the hydrologic sciences. Bolster also is the Henry Massman Department Chair of...

Notre Dame researchers’ data-driven approach to protecting wildlife receives $1.5 million from the NSF

Notre Dame researchers’ data-driven approach to protecting wildlife receives $1.5 million from the NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.5 million to a multidisciplinary team of faculty researchers at the University of Notre Dame who are working to protect wildlife from impending threats caused by climate change. The project, “Exploiting Federal Data and Beyond: A Multi-modal Knowledge Network for Comprehensive Wildlife Management...

Postdoctoral scholar joins Eck Institute for Global Health and Environmental Change Initiative in fight against cholera

Postdoctoral scholar joins Eck Institute for Global Health and Environmental Change Initiative in fight against cholera
Globally, one in four people lack access to clean drinking water, according to the World Health Organization and UNIFEF’s Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. In low and middle income nations such as India, where safely managed drinking water is limited, microbial contamination, which can increase the likelihood...

Partnership seeks to address leaky drinking water systems

Partnership seeks to address leaky drinking water systems
Notre Dame students working with city of South Bend, local firm on wireless monitoring technology   Drought conditions in the American Southwest have drained rivers and reservoirs and led to ongoing water shortages in places such as California and Arizona, highlighting the precarious nature of the nation’s drinking water supply...

Human activities cause for buzzkill: Notre Dame biologist’s research determines insects are on the decline

Human activities cause for buzzkill: Notre Dame biologist’s research determines insects are on the decline
Public discourse in recent years about an “insect apocalypse”—sometimes described as the loss of 75 percent of insects during the past 50 years—might sound overblown, because research has not been comprehensive and some studies have minimized the notion altogether. After completing research using federally funded biodiversity monitoring datasets from streams...

Four Notre Dame Science students earn NSF fellowships for graduate study

Four Notre Dame Science students earn NSF fellowships for graduate study
One undergraduate and three graduate students in the College of Science have received National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships that will help fund their graduate studies. Audrey Miles The students include Audrey Miles, a senior undergraduate chemistry major with a concentration in computing and a supplementary major in theology; Cade Dembski,...

A Q&A with Roy Scranton about climate change, Notre Dame’s Environmental Humanities Initiative, and ‘ethical pessimism’

A Q&A with Roy Scranton about climate change, Notre Dame’s Environmental Humanities Initiative, and ‘ethical pessimism’
"We think homelessness is bad — but what about homelessness when there’s 5 inches of rain in one day? Or when it’s 108 degrees out? It exacerbates every problem," said the associate professor of English, director of the Creative Writing Program, and founding director of the University’s Environmental Humanities Initiative. "And...

Expert panel to discuss PFAS in firefighting gear with documentary film screening

Expert panel to discuss PFAS in firefighting gear with documentary film screening
On April 29 (Saturday), the University of Notre Dame will host a screening of “BURNED: Protecting the Protectors” — a short documentary exploring the link between perfluorinated substances, known as “forever chemicals,” and decades of cancer in the firefighting community. The screening will take place at the DeBartolo Performing Art...