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Live web stream of severe weather symposium

The University of Iowa is co-sponsoring a symposium in Des Moines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time today (Wednesday, Dec. 11) titled "Adapting to Weather Extremes: the Economic Impact in Iowa." Story

Symposium addresses adapting to extreme weather in Iowa

A symposium co-sponsored by the University of Iowa will examine the challenges and costs the state of Iowa faces in adapting to extreme weather. Speakers at the Dec. 11 event in Des Moines include scientists and the heads of the state departments of transportation, natural resources, agriculture, and other agencies. Story

Climate change is in the air

Peter Thorne, UI professor and head of occupational and environmental health, will look at climate change from a public health angle in his Aug. 29 lecture, “Protecting Respiratory Health in a Changing Climate: David, Meet Goliath.” Story

UI researcher finds human activity muddies causes of Texas floods

The construction of dams and other manmade structures introduced over the years has made it difficult if not impossible to link frequent flooding in Texas to climate change. Story

Iowa view—it's time for Iowa to lead on climate change

Published
2013.06.21

Iowa seems to have become a state of extremes. Last year, record early warmth prompted fruit blossoming in March and corn planting in early April, only to be severely challenged by late freezes and widespread drought. Story from: Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register

The laws of global warming

photo illustration of world map inside a test tube

A University of Iowa law professor believes the legal ramifications of geo-engineering need to be thought through in advance and a global governance structure put in place soon to oversee these efforts. Story

UI's Schnoor says Iowa is buffeted by effects of climate change

Published
2012.11.19

Scientists in Iowa who study climate change, including the UI's Jerry Schnoor, say that Iowa is being buffeted by the effects of climate change, including hotter temperatures, droughts, and floods, and other extreme weather that could affect agricultural and livestock practices. Story from: ABC News

ABC News

Particulate matter and climate change

Greenhouse gases aren't the only factors to consider when making climate predictions — airborne particles and atmospheric aerosols also merit close scrutiny. Story

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