Graham Peaslee’s team tested more than 30 samples of used and unused PPE from six specialty textile manufacturers in the United States and found them to be treated extensively with PFAS or constructed with fluoropolymers, a type of PFAS used to make textiles oil and water resistant.
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) awards 10-15 faculty fellowships annually to scholars, scientists, social scientists, engineers, and artists of varied disciplines.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing are recording details about the coronavirus vaccine candidates currently in development as well as the progress of those candidates via a new interactive online tool.
Alex Perkins and Kyle Bibby are looking at short-term forecasts of potential infection and are monitoring spread of the coronavirus in wastewater.
In this episode, we examine two connections shown in dramatic ways during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their responses underscore the reality of a world in concurrent crises, an undeniable need for action now and hope for the future.
At Notre Dame researchers are working to provide solutions to society’s complex environmental challenges to minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health.
In a first-of-its-kind study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) today, Daniel Hungerman and graduate student Vivek Moorthy investigated the long-term effects of that momentous eco-celebration, studying how the event and the weather that day affected people’s attitudes toward conservation and their health years later.
Climate scientists at Notre Dame say despite the challenge to collecting data, the current crisis is already spurring new proposals for research and revealing interesting parallels to the climate crisis that could provide valuable lessons for the future.
Of the three bald eagle eggs laid at the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) in St. Patrick’s County Park, the first hatched on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
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Each year, fellows are selected “based on sustained excellence in contributions to freshwater science research, policy, or management.”
Notre Dame Professor Jason Rohr’s proposal—Disease, Food, Energy, and Water Solutions (DFEWS): Defusing a Global Crisis—offers a sustainable, local solution to reduce schistosomiasis while at the same time addressing food, energy, and water shortages afflicting marginalized populations throughout the developing world.
New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech used radar technology to quantify mayfly swarms emerging from Midwestern water bodies and found populations have been steadily decreasing since 2012.
Notre Dame will host two speakers on Thursday evening January 30th, one Palestinian and one Israeli, to discuss the difference between their backgrounds and finding common ground through their experience at the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies. “It’s wonderful to see how the Dialogue Project draws on an exploration of...
Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility provides a space for researchers to work in a field-like environment that mimics the complexities of the real world.
Shannon Speir’s research, focusing on how storms affect nitrogen concentrations in Indiana streams, has received recognition from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE). The grant they awarded her will help the fourth-year graduate student, who is pursuing a PhD in biological sciences, continue to combine...
Tropical forests absorb more carbon than any other system, and therefore help regulate the earth’s climate. Lianas — woody vines — that surround trees in these forests have been shown to slow rates of tree growth, but their role hasn’t been fully studied.Tarzan may find lianas in the jungle useful,...
Those who study development and those who try to put development principles in practice on the ground don’t often get the chance to compare notes. But a major sociology conference at the University of Notre Dame recently brought together scholars and practitioners for a rare chance to talk about their...