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Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

James Hansen reflects on his time as a student at the Unviersity of Iowa.Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on his time as a student at the University of Iowa.

James Hansen visited the University of Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 16, to speak in the UI Public Policy Center’s “Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge” symposium. Video

UI faculty focus on health impact of climate change in October

Faculty members across the University of Iowa campus are turning their attention to the impacts of climate change this month through a series of outreach initiatives. Story

Schnoor comments on how weather shifts are impacting Iowans

Iowa River

Jerry Schnoor, co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, says it's not enough to adapt to the changing climate; we also need to adjust our behaviors to prevent even more changes. Story from: KWWL


What do 'heat waves' and 'big freezes' have in common?

State of Iowa climate illustration

Learn how climate change is affecting Iowa, as well as activities for children, at the Iowa Climate Festival Saturday, April 26, at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City. The festival is part of a slew of activities on the University of Iowa campus to commemorate Earth Month. Story

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


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


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