Climate Change

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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.

Huffington Post UI trains new generation of climate storytellers

While global negotiators met in Paris last week to hammer out a climate accord, students with the University of Iowa’s Climate Narrative Project, which trains a new generation of climate storytellers by reaching across academic disciplines, had already begun the process of bringing the summit back to campus.

United News of India Metal insert saves lives

An inexpensive metal insert for traditional cookstoves could decrease global warming and reduce household pollution for thousands of women and children in developing countries, according to research by H. S. Udaykumar, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa.

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Small metal grate makes big impact on environment, health

Insert for traditional cookstoves found to decrease global warming, prevent premature deaths
Research conducted in a rural village in India shows huge potential in an inexpensive metal grate for traditional three-stone hearth cookstoves.
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UI students attend global climate meeting

Four students and a faculty member will report from the COP 21 meeting in Paris
University of Iowa students and faculty are attending the global climate talks this month in Paris. Four students from three colleges and a faculty member in engineering will further their research and report on what they see and learn at the COP 21 meeting.
Iowa Now Minute - 2/26

Iowa Now Minute - 2/26/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
“Iowa Now Minute” is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.
Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth’s largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.
UI alum James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

Alumnus earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees from UI
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.