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Supply Chains in the Face of a Changing Climate

The economic damages from weather-related disasters continue to climb worldwide, and will continue on that path. Proactively, organizations are making strides to anticipate and prepare for these climatic shifts. Early April, Unilever CEO Paul Polman made a public statement calling for “decisive action to tackle climate change in order to...

Climate change a growing concern for companies expanding their footprint

Joyce Coffee looks at how droughts and floods are having an increasing impact on site locations for corporate facilities Just as the Romans needed aqueducts to revolutionise water transport, the world needs innovative solutions to imminent need. Photograph: Travel Ink/Getty Images/Gallo Images…

Students brainstorm to combat climate change

HAMMOND — The suggested solutions ran the gamut: Plant more trees, increase public transportation options, require cleaner-burning fuels, decrease the use of pesticides in farming, encourage urban gardens, and use solar panels to save on electricity bills. Those were just a few of the ideas to combat global climate change...

Climate Change Adaptation Investments are Good for Business

Shared-value investments can increase much-needed climate change resiliency in the most vulnerable countries, according to top thought leaders from public and private sectors who met to discuss opportunities for innovation and resiliency at Notre Dame Adaptation Index’s (ND-GAIN) Annual Meeting held December 12, 2013 in Washington D.C. The ND-GAIN Index...

WEMA Project Partners Honored with ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award

Improving lives of resource-poor farmers is one of Monsanto’s commitments to agriculture. Six years ago, with that commitment in mind, we partnered with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (or AATF) on the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project to share pest-resistant and drought-tolerant maize seed varieties with Sub-Saharan African...

2013 Global Adaptation Index Released Today

University of Notre Dame launches the latest data tracking vulnerability and readiness to climate change Today, the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) released the latest data tracking vulnerability and readiness to demographic and climate change across 175 countries. The impact of Typhoon Haiyan puts a focus on...

Nitesh Chawla named one of Michiana's "Forty Under 40"

The Young Professionals Network South Bend and St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, area chambers of commerce, presenting sponsor Gates Automotive Group and supporting sponsors Barnes & Thornburg, Crowe Horwath and 1st Source Bank recognize the 2013 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The...

Finding Our Way Through Climate Change Adaptation

  Jessica Hellmann, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, discusses climate change adaption in the inaugural issue of the Reilly Center Reports. Find her piece online here.  The Reilly Center Reports is an online publication bringing critical information about breaking issues in the ethics and policy of science and technology to a wide audience of policy...

Notre Dame to be new home of climate change index

  The University of Notre Dame will become the new home base of the Global Adaptation Index, a tool showing which countries are best prepared to deal with droughts, storms and other natural disasters that may be caused by climate change. Known as GAIN, the index ranks countries annually based on how...

Press Release: GAIN Index moves to Notre Dame

  The Global Adaptation Index (GAIN)—the world’s leading Index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with the droughts, super-storms and other natural disasters that climate change can cause—is moving to the University of Notre Dame. GAIN, which ranks countries annually based on how vulnerable they are to climate change and how...

Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development

  Nitesh Chawla, lead on ECI's Transportation Networks program and co-lead on the Climate Change Adaptation program, co-authored a book on data analysis for sustainable development. The book presents powerful techniques from mathematical optimization, data mining, machine learning, knowledge discovery, etc. and also explains how these methods collect and analyze large quantities...

Climate scientist: "It's not too late"

Read the original article online.    During a discussion today at the University of Notre Dame, Debra Javeline asks keynote speaker Veerabhadran ¿Ram¿ Ramanathan whether people in poor nations who are being harmed by greenhouse gases are being asked to do the bulk of the work of making changes to...

Notre Dame to host multidisciplinary climate conference

    The University of Notre Dame will host “Climate Change and the Common Good,” a national conference addressing the multifaceted challenges presented by our changing climate, on April 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday). The event will engage nationally recognized scientists, ethicists and strategists in conversation with students, faculty, administrators and members of...

Tundra fires become more widespread

Tundra fires are important because they have the potential to switch regions from being climate-cooling – thanks to their reflective white surface – to climate-warming. With this in mind, Adrian Rocha at the University of Notre Dame, US, and colleagues have sought to estimate how the carbon footprint of Alaskan...

Political science course draws on real-time research

Bringing her latest research into the classroom, Debra Javeline, associate professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, is helping undergraduate students make a connection between politics and biology. Javeline’s new course, “The Politics of Adapting to Climate Change,” was born of the work she is doing...

Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

Ten University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit association, is the world’s largest scientific...

How to Build a Cooler City

As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of the PBS NewsHour Coping with Climate Change series. Dr. Joseph Fernando, investigator on the ECI Climate Change Adaptation...