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Andrew Carnegie

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— PBS Interviews Chris Field at the Peru Climate Talks (at 6:30) more »

Read Newsweek's coverage of Greg Asner's forest mapping work in Peru more »

— Listen to Chris Field's interview about the latest IPCC climate report on CCTV ( at about 2:50) more »

Greg Asner 's gold mining work in Peru is featured in the Economist more »

Anna Michalak explains more about Lake Erie algae problem on PBS News Hour (at 2 min.) more »

— Watch Anna Michalak's interview on PBS News Hour about the algal bloom in Lake Erie causing water problems in Toledo more »

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Jeanette Snyder Brown

 

Recent News

Glimpses of the future: Drought damage leads to widespread forest death

The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A DGE-led team of scientists including Carnegie's William Anderegg (now at Princeton University), Joseph Berry, and Christopher Field developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling aspen forests died as a result of this drought. It is based on damage to the individual trees' ability to transport water under water-stressed conditions. more »

Ocean pipes “not cool,” would end up warming climate

To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases, alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed. There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move seawater to the surface from the depths in order to reap different potential climate benefits.A new study from Lester Kwiatkowski, Katharine Ricke, and Ken Caldeira determines that these types of pipes could actually increase global warming quite drastically. It is published in Environmental Research Letters. more »

Solar could meet California energy demand three to five times over

In the face of global climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy resources is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world. Further development of one resource, solar energy, is complicated by the need to find space for solar power-generating equipment without significantly altering the surrounding environment. New work from Carnegie’s Rebecca R. Hernandez (now at University of California Berkley), Madison K. Hoffacker, and Chris Field found that the amount of energy that could be generated from solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California would exceed the state’s demand by up to five times. It is published by Nature Climate Change. more »

Drought Led to Massive “Dead Zone” in Lake Erie

Lake Erie just can’t catch a break. The lake has experienced harmful algal blooms and severe oxygen-depleted “dead zones” for years, but now a team of researchers led by DGE’s Anna Michalak and Yuntao Zhou has shown that the widespread drought in 2012 was associated with the largest dead zone since at least the mid-1980s. more »