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The Colour of Seawater: Colour Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"The Colour of Seawater: Colour Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

August 30, 2023

Coffel Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Biden’s Climate Bill

"If we want to meet timelines to reduce emissions, we have to build wind and solar at a totally unprecedented rate,” says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

August 30, 2023

Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali

Hannah Patnaik, John McPeak

"Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali," co-authored by Hannah Patnaik, managing director of the Maxwell X Lab, and John McPeak, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Development Studies.

August 29, 2023

Coffel Weighs In on the Effect of Extreme Heat on Airplanes in Bloomberg Article

Hot air is less dense than cold air meaning planes have less lift when the mercury rises. “This is a physical restriction related to air density, and there are not a whole lot of direct technological fixes for it,” says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

August 9, 2023

Sultana Named to First Cohort of American Association of Geographer’s Elevate the Discipline Program

One of 15 geographers from 11 states and the West Indies, Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment, will focus on climate and society. 

August 3, 2023

Huber Weighs In on Tennessee Valley Authority’s Small Nuclear Reactor Program in Canary Media Piece

“This is a perfect sweet spot for a public power entity to take on some of that risk, to try to really get a technology that we need off the ground,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, says of TVA’s small modular reactor program. ​“They have the resources and the social mission to do that, where private capital wouldn’t.”

August 3, 2023

Ethan Coffel Receives NSF Award to Study Climate and Agriculture

The funding will enable the Maxwell School assistant professor to build on his study of the crop-climate feedback cycle. 

August 2, 2023

Research by Gallo-Cruz Cited in Salon Article on the Human Costs of Global Warming

Citing the work of organizations like Global Witness in conflict zones worldwide, Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, points out that a significant part of the violence on this planet comes from the North's "extraction of natural resources through mining or deforestation—palm oil plantations are a big one—and mega-, mega-agricultural projects," all of which lead to "outbreaks of very violent conflict."

July 18, 2023

Farhana Sultana Addresses European Parliament

The Maxwell School professor participated in a conference on climate and sustainability.

July 14, 2023

Sultana Quoted in ScienceAlert Article on Rising Sea Levels

"This can't continue as systems that become more unstable and unpredictable will harm more in chaotic ways," says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment.

July 11, 2023

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