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Notre Dame publications earn nine CASE Awards

Notre Dame publications earn nine CASE Awards
The University of Notre Dame won nine awards at the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards, second among 611 participating member institutions from 20 countries.

Report: Warmer air, heavier rains will threaten Indiana’s freshwater ecosystems

Report: Warmer air, heavier rains will threaten Indiana’s freshwater ecosystems
Industries such as agriculture, transportation, and recreation all benefit from the health and stability of Indiana’s freshwaters. Now a new report released by the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) suggests that with warmer temperatures and increases in precipitation, effective management and conservation of the state’s freshwater ecosystems will...

Programmed to succeed: ND-GAIN intern “MacGyvers” his own solutions

Programmed to succeed: ND-GAIN intern “MacGyvers” his own solutions
If there is a formula for how an internship should strike a balance between too little boss oversight and too much over-your-shoulder scrutiny, then Matt Lupo may have found it.    “It should be structured enough to tell you what to do,” said Lupo, of his internship with the Notre Dame Global...

Data Sleuth: ND-GAIN Intern Explores Statistics Behind Climate Change

Data Sleuth: ND-GAIN Intern Explores Statistics Behind Climate Change
Just because he’s an Environmental Science major doesn’t mean that Jorge Daura likes dirt. Daura worked for a time in a Notre Dame lab where he analyzed soil samples, yet it wasn’t for him. But ask him to research the emergency traffic capacity for a large city and he’s on it.  ...

Big Data Fuels Big Dreams for ND-GAIN Intern

Big Data Fuels Big Dreams for ND-GAIN Intern
To understand the pivotal role that Big Data plays in the career dreams of a ND-GAIN intern, consider what Carolyn Yvellez wants for her next birthday: a four-terabyte hard drive. It’s an essential computing tool should you want to store climate data for 278 large U.S. cities. “I need more...

New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries

New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries
As island nations prepare for a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

Author: Alex Gumm

Private sector’s wish-list for climate risk data

Private sector’s wish-list for climate risk data
By Chen Chen, Research Scientist, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Funded by a two-year Partnership Development Grant from Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, McGill University-based Adaptation Tracking Collaborative gathers partners from Wageningen University, UCLA, and ND-GAIN to develop conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches for tracking adaptation across scales....

Something that Makes Sense: Adapting Communities

Something that Makes Sense: Adapting Communities
Words are confusing, often wrought with varying connotations and intangible ideas. But no matter what they’re called, floods and droughts are concrete events, which can be fought with concrete action. The New York Times article, “In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change…

Professor pursues dual interests in Russian politics and global environmental issues

Professor pursues dual interests in Russian politics and global environmental issues
In her academic research, Debra Javeline leads two lives. She is passionate about sustainability—and how post-Communist Russia is perceived. She is focused on coastal adaptation to climate change—and on the response to political violence in a small Russian town. An associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, Javeline...